Goa makes quarantine mandatory for visitors from Kerala

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The Goa government extended the state-level Covid-19 ‘curfew’ by a week until September 20 and imposed a five-day quarantine for people traveling to the state since. Kerala.

In an order issued by the two district magistrates under Article 144 of the CrPC, “all students and employees coming from Kerala should be subjected to a five-day institutional quarantine”.

Other visitors to Kerala will be required to produce a negative RT-PCR test certificate and undergo a five-day home quarantine as per the order.

“The quarantine of students will be taken by administrators / directors of educational institutions. For employees, this has to be done by the respective offices / companies / companies, ”says the order.

“After five days, they will be tested by RT-PCR,” the order specifies.

The decree is not, however, applicable to constitutional officials, health professionals and their spouses, children under two years of age, those in a situation of extreme emergency such as a death in the family and those who are going through life. ‘State by train or by road.

Prior to this order, all people entering the state had to produce a negative Covid certificate except those who had received their 2nd dose of the Covid vaccine at least 14 days ago.

In accordance with the ordinance, casinos, auditoriums, community halls, river cruises, water parks, amusement parks and water sports remain closed.

The ‘curfew’ has been in place in Goa since the first week of May as cases and deaths have started to increase, but has been gradually eased week by week until now, when restrictions on people arriving. of Kerala were imposed.

At the end of last week, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state had given 100% of its eligible population the first dose of the Covid vaccine and would achieve a full vaccination of here Oct. 31.

Goa has recorded 174,837 cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 3,217 people have lost their lives to the disease. The state is now registering around 100 cases per day with a positivity rate of between 1 and 2% each day.

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