Coronavirus returns in Goa after 40 days with eight new cases, may lose 'Green zone' tag
Goa : After registering no new coronavirus case for straight 40 days, Goa is now hit with the second wave as eight people, who returned to the state, tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.
Seven of them were tested positive on late Wednesday. Five belong to one family and have returned from the neighbouring state Maharashtra. All of them are stable and are getting treatment in the hospital, said Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.
On Thursday, Rane tweeted about the other case: A "Goan seafarer who was quarantined in Mumbai for 14 days arrived in Goa this morning after being tested negative in Mumbai."
These are the first cases in the state since April 3. Goa now faces the risk of losing tag of green zone.
The family which tested positive on Wednesday comprises a man and his wife, their son and daughter, and a one-year-old granddaughter from another daughter. They were returning from Solapur when they were tested at a north Goa facility, according to the state's testing protocol.