3 new COVID 19 cases found at Aquem

Margao: Three new COVID 19 cases were found at Aquem in the Aquem-Baixo village panchayat on Monday.

Children of a COVID patient were found infected with the virus, and this compelled the panchayat members to hold an emergency meeting to discuss preventive measures.

A person, working in a superstore at Fatorda was found positive on Sunday. Following that, his four children and wife underwent test. The test reports of three children came positive, while a daughter and wife tested negative for COVID.

“We immediately asked a superstore in Aquem to shut down since the infected person was learnt to have also visited it. The staff of the superstore also underwent testing and their reports are yet to come,” said sarpanch Subhash Satardekar.

He said that during the emergency meeting it was decided to close the surrounding areas to help prevent the spread of the virus. [NT]