7-hour night curfew imposed in Goa to tackle the rise in COVID cases yet again!
Marking a spike of around 16%, Goa's COVID positivity rate jumped to 26.43% on Monday. Witnessing this rise in COVID infections across the state, a 7-hour night curfew from 11 PM to 6 AM has been imposed in Goa by the state COVID task force, chaired by the Chief Minister of Goa.
Active caseload in Goa climbs to 2,240 patients
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According to reports, 4 people tested Omicron positive in Goa on Monday taking the cumulative tally of this new variant to a total of 5 cases in the coastal state. With 631 fresh cases detected across the state yesterday, the active tally of coronavirus in Goa stands at 2,240 cases as of now. Meanwhile, 62 patients marked their recovery while no COVID-related fatality was reported in the coastal state on Monday.
66 passenger test positive on the Mumbai-Goa Cordelia Cruise
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Notably, the administration had issued a directive to shut down all schools and colleges in the state when the positivity rate was at 10.7% yesterday. Strikingly, after a crew member, 66 out of the 2000 passengers stuck on the Mumbai-Goa Cordelia Cruise, also tested COVID positive in Goa yesterday.
With a massive surge in active coronavirus infections from 450 cases on December 26 2021 to 2,240 cases at present, measures like these aimed to curb and contain the spread of COVID infection in the coastal state were the need of the hour.