Goa: Man tests positive, claims he was not screened at border

Panaji, May 16 () A 46-year-old man from Sangli inMaharashtra who claims to have entered Goa without beingchecked for COVID-19 symptoms at the border has testedpositive for novel coronavirus after being admitted in GMCHhere for fever, a senior health official said on Saturday.

The man had come in a car along with two others tosupply goods to a firm in Panaji, he said.

"The 46-year-old man who tested positive for novelcoronavirus at Goa Medical College and Hospital has said hewas not tested or medically screened at the checkpost beforeentering the state. As per rule, all those entering the statehave to be tested at the border, and be quarantined till thereports are out," the Directorate of Health Services officialsaid.

He said the health department had informed thedistrict collector about this case in order to look into theissue of unchecked entry at the state border.Advertisement

Meanwhile, a truck cleaner from Agra in Uttar Pradeshwho traveled to Goa's Kundaim industrial estate near Ponda hasalso tested positive during a rapid test for coronavirus onSaturday.

State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said the Truenattest returned positive for the cleaner but negative for thedriver of the truck.

"They were admitted to the district hospital in Margaoin south Goa for fever. The cleaner, a native of Agra, hadcome from Haridwar in Uttarakhand to deliver pharmaceuticalgoods. He entered the state on May 14 from the Patradeviborder and then got admitted for fever," Rane said. RPSBNM BNM

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