Amidst all the worries and tensions due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, good news has come in. The state of Goa has become the first in the country to go ‘coronavirus free’. Chief Minister (CM) of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant tweeted to make the announcement.
On Sunday last of Goa’s 7 positive cases went negative for the virus. Out of the 7 positive cases in the state 6 had travel history. The state has reported no new case since April 3rd. “My deepest gratitude to our warriors, the excellent team of doctors headed by Dr. Edwin Gomes at Employee State (Insurance) Hospital for working tirelessly to counter the menace of the deadly virus“, said state health minister Vishwajit Rane.
Following the coastal state of Goa was the north-eastern state of Manipur. Manipur became the second state after Goa to become coronavirus-free in India. Manipur CM N Biren Singh tweeted the news. The 2nd case in the state tested negative on Sunday.
A 65-year-old second patient of Manipur was found to have contracted the disease after he came in contact with a person returned from Tablighi Jamaat. The 1st case in the state was that of a 23-year-old woman who had returned from the UK.