Three persons, with a history of international travel have tested positive for COVID-19 in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said early on Thursday (26 March). This is the first instance of positive coronavirus cases in the state.
"I have been informed by the state Directorate of Health Services (DHS) that three individuals have been tested positive for #COVID-19 in Goa. We are providing the best healthcare facility to the diagnosed patients," Sawant tweeted.
In a statement issued by the DHS, the three persons aged between 25 and 55 who have tested positive for COVID-19 had traveled back from Spain, Australia and the US, and had been quarantined since their return earlier this month.`
"Their condition is stable at present. We have also traced their contacts and we are quarantining them," Sawant said, after the state Directorate of Health Services made the announcement in the early hours of Thursday.
The trio, who were quarantined at the isolation ward at the Goa Medical College in Panaji, has been now shifted to the Employee State Insurance hospital in South Goa district, which is the designated hospital for COVID-19 treatment.
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