Coronavirus Outbreak: With only one active COVID-19 case, Goa may become first state to enter green zone by 20 April

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday retweeted BJP national general secretary BL Santhosh's post on Twitter, indicating that Goa might be the first state to enter the green zone of the COVID-19 pandemic by 20 April.

Press Trust of India April 16, 2020 15:38:09 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: With only one active COVID-19 case, Goa may become first state to enter green zone by 20 April

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday retweeted BJP national general secretary BL Santhosh's post on Twitter, indicating that Goa might be the first state to enter the green zone of the COVID-19 pandemic by 20 April.

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Taking to Twitter, Santosh had earlier said that if all goes according to the government's plan, Goa would be the first state to be declared a green zone by 20 April.

The senior BJP leader had also urged citizens to keep their eyes and ears to the ground.

The coastal state had reported seven COVID-19 positive cases, of which six patients have recovered and one is being treated at a designated hospital in Margao.

Of the two districts in the state, South Goa has already been declared a "green zone" by the Union health ministry.

The health ministry has categorised all districts in India into different COVID-19 zones. A district that has not reported positive coronavirus cases can be marked under the green zone and lockdown may be eased a little at such places.

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