Two workers of Cuncolim civic body test positive

Margao: Two workers of the Cuncolim municipality on Saturday tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The development came on the heels of local MLA Clafasio Dias testing positive for the deadly virus.

Earlier this week, Cuncolim municipal council chairperson Succorina Coutinho, the chief officer and around 17 labourers employed with the municipality had undergone the COVID test. Of these people, two workers tested positive while test results of the others came negative.

Coutinho said that testing of family members of the two COVID positive workers have already begun.

“The test had been conducted on July 2, where around 17 labourers had gone to the Balli PHC to get tested. Their reports were received today… two of them have tested positive. We are not sure whether they had got in contact with the MLA.

They were worried as they had come in contact with a person who had tested positive…,” she said.

The two COVID positive workers were shifted to a COVID care centre. [NT]