Goa sees record jump in Covid-19 cases, 198 in a day

Panaji: Goa witnessed its highest jump in active Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, with 198 persons testing positive, taking the tally of active cases in the state to 1,259, according to state Health Ministry statistics.

A total of 67 persons were also cured of Covid-19 on Wednesday, a bulletin issued by the state Health Ministry said.

A majority of the Covid-19 cases in Goa are linked to the state’s first containment zone at Mangor hill in South Goa, which currently has 486 active cases.

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In view of the spike over the last few days, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has ordered a night curfew from Thursday till August 10, while a complete lockdown — barring essential and medical services — has been imposed in the state from Thursday night to Monday morning.

Sawant has also warned that persons violating the curfew would be arrested.

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