Starting 10 PM today, Goa will be clamped under an 81-hour long lockdown to break the chain of the coronavirus infection.
Goa witnessed the sharpest single-day incline in the number of fresh coronavirus infections on Wednesday. The tallies surged to a new high, beyond the 3000-mark, for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, marking the worst COVID day here. As many as 3,014 people tested positive for the infection, pushing the aggregate to 85,009 cases. This, in turn, has raked up the active caseload by over 68% in a single day, totalling up to 18,829 patients across all state treatment facilities.
COVID relief source in Goa
We have listed 400+ rooms of hotel rooms inventory from #Goa that have agreed to provide Quarentine rooms, on https://t.co/LespRgTW9M. Patients will be provided with 3 healthy meals by the hotels. All the properties are verified by our volunteers. pic.twitter.com/u2l0Va51h7
— Shruti Chaturvedi (@adhicutting) April 28, 2021
While Goa is fighting a horrific rise in the number of COVID cases, the Covid Care Goa, an initiative by the Goa-based Chaipani Studios, has now risen as an effective aid for people in distress. This single forum is a legitimate source of verified COVID relief, resources, supplies and information in Goa. A boon to the several struck by the pandemic and their families, Covid Care Goa is generating authentic leads regarding COVID test centres, care centres, vaccination booths, home-cooked meals, plasma help among others!
Their latest initiative aims to create a vacancy for people who need to quarantine due to the rapid spread of infection. For this, they have curated a list of over 400 hotels that have decided to provide isolation facilities, with three meals a day, to locals and tourists, during this emergency hour.
All the locations have been verified by their volunteers to ensure that they adhere to COVID appropriate norms and are safe for all. For other such COVID queries, people can check out their website and for more assistance, one can reach out to their Emergency Response group as well.
Starting 10 PM today, Goa will be clamped under an 81-hour long lockdown to break the chain of the coronavirus infection. All other activities, except for those deemed as essential, will also be suspended. People are requested to not panic-buy or hoard any supplies as grocery stores, pharmacies, hotels, restaurants, kitchens and industries have been exempted from the prohibitory orders. The public has been advised to stay indoors and step out only if there is an emergency while people involved in essential services have been directed to exercise maximum precautions and adhere to all COVID protocols and guidelines.