Goa extends curfew till Sept 20; mandatory quarantine for travellers from Kerala

PTI
Monday, 13 September 2021

Goa's COVID-19 tally on Sunday increased by 38 to reach 1,74,837, while one death took the toll to 3,217, an official said. 

The Goa government has made five-day quarantine compulsory for people, specially students and those coming for work purposes from Kerala, in the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases in the southern state, officials said

In a notification issued on Sunday, the Goa administration also extended the ongoing statewide curfew till September 20, continuing a ban on several activities, including casinos, in the coastal state.

The 24-hour curfew was first imposed on May 9 this year and since then it has been extended regularly

The Goa government has opened the majority of activities in the tourist state, but activities like casinos are yet to be reopened.

The notification also mentioned that "all students and employees coming from Kerala" shall undergo institutional quarantine for five days.

The arrangements for quarantining students will be made by the administrators or principals of the educational institutions, the notification said.

For the employees, it shall be done by respective offices, companies or firms, it adds.

 

The notification further said that after the end of five days, those who were quarantined shall undergo an RT-PCR test.

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People, other than students and employees, arriving from Kerala should produce the RT-PCR negative test report and remain in home quarantine for five days, the notification said.

"The constitutional functionaries, health care professionals and their spouses, children below two years of age, those arriving to attend the death of a family member or medical emergency and passengers in transit from and to Kerala via any mode of transport are exempted from being quarantined," the notification added.

Kerala on Sunday reported 20,240 fresh coronavirus cases and 67 deaths, which pushed the total infections in the state to 43,75,431 and the fatalities to 22,551, the state government said.

Goa's COVID-19 tally on Sunday increased by 38 to reach 1,74,837, while one death took the toll to 3,217, an official said. 

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