PANAJI: Samples of the two foreign travelers, who were kept under observation in the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), Bambolim for suspected novel coronavirus infection tested negative and were subsequently discharged on Monday evening. However, two travelers have been enrolled in GMC for observation on Sunday.
According to the GMC officials, all the four patients including two foreigners from England and Nepal who were quarantined at GMC hospital for suspected coronavirus have been discharged after their reports tested negative.
No positive case of novel coronavirus infection has been reported in Goa so far, the Directorate of Health Services said. Also, there is no suspected patient at the isolation facility at GMC or any other State-run facilities.
Take precautions, says Digambar
Leader of the Opposition Digambar Kamat on Monday appealed to the people to take all precautions regarding coronavirus. Reacting to coronavirus disease, Kamat said, "The coronavirus is spreading rapidly. I appeal to all to take care of your health at all times. Let us not be instrumental in pushing bad times to worst. Let us participate in our traditions with the utmost precautions," he appealed.
Stating further, Kamat said that his appeal to fellow Goans, let us remain vigilant on the use of drugs during the festival. "Please remain vigilant in our own interest and in the interest of generations to come. Let us not allow anti-social elements and drug mafia to hijack our rich traditions and culture," he stated.