PANAJI: The State of Goa, on Thursday, was been classified as green zone by the Government of India as far as COVID-19 is concerned.
In a post on social media, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that with the efforts of corona warriors and support of the people of Goa, the State has now been classified as a green zone by the Government of India.
"The war against COVID-19 is far from over. We must continue our fight against this virus by adopting a modified lifestyle which gives priority to safe health norms such as sanitization, wearing of face covers, social distancing and staying at home during the lockdown period," said Sawant in the post.
A district is considered to be a green zone, if there are no confirmed cases so far or there is no reported case since last 21 days in the district.
Goa had registered its last positive case of COVID-19 on April 4. In all there were seven positive patients of COVID-19 in Goa, all of whom have been cured.
The Director of Health Services on Thursday had said that out of all the cured patients, six patients have completed seven days of facility quarantine as well as next seven days of home quarantine.
"Remaining one patients has completed seven days of facility quarantine and is currently on seven days home quarantine," DHS had said.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that there were no positive cases of COVID-19 in the State since April 3 and accordingly the State Government had informed the Centre about it.
“All seven patients who were found positive for COVID-19 have been cured. Compared to other States, the testing ratio for COVID-19 in Goa is higher. We have conducted almost 1,900 tests. It is a proud moment that Goa has been declared a green zone,” said Sawant appealing to people to cooperate in maintaining Goa a green zone.
Speaking further, Sawant said that the economic activities that have been permitted in green zone as per MHA guidelines will be permitted.