The government of Goa has set-up new guidelines, operating protocol and procedures for all travellers reaching Goa by any transportation mode. The Airport Authority of India has also revealed that a mandatory paid institutional quarantine will be levied on all symptomatic patients until they test negative of the novel coronavirus. Rules for travel via road and railways have also been altered and here is what travellers need to note:
The number of positive COVID-19 cases in the sunny state of Goa has cast a gloomy cloud all over, as the stats have surged past 7,000. Although the cases are on a steady rise, Goa's testing capacity still stands at 2,500 samples per day and presently, the state is also lagging behind with 1,600 samples to be tested. So the testing capacities are said to be hiked in the near future, to detect and curb the further spread of the virus.
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With about 258 new cases, Goa recorded its highest spike in the number of Corona cases on Monday. With 168 new cases on Tuesday, the total number of active cases in the state has gone up to 1656, with about 5,287, out of which 1,656 confirmed cases.
All educational institutions in Goa will remain closed till July 31 in lieu of the rapid increase in the transmission of coronavirus in the state. With about 1549 active cases, Goa's total caseload currently stands at 4861. As a precautionary measure, the State Education Department has shut all school and education institutions in Goa. The department has also advised various school authorities and teachers to mentor students by focusing on online education.