Coast Guard official tests positive for Covid-19 in Goa

Panaji, May 20 (IANS) An Indian Coast Guard officer has tested positive for Covid-19 in Goa, state Health Secretary Nila Mohanan said on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters late on Wednesday, Mohanan said that the coast guard official had arrived in Goa from Mumbai as part of an official team.

“The officer who arrived with a team of others has been admitted to the Covid-19 Hospital in South Goa, while his co-travellers have been quarantined,” Health Secretary Nila Mohanan said.

Along with the ICG official, the state's Covid-19 tally reached 50 on Wednesday, even as 471 persons landed at Goa's Dabolim International Airport in two flights through the day and their samples are currently being tested.

“We have ramped up the capacity of the Covid-19 hospital from 100 to 170 and the number of beds will be increased to 220 over the next few days,” the Health Secretary also said.



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