After rise in the Coronavirus cases in Kerala, the Goa government on Sunday made a mandatory five-day quarantine for people, especially students and people coming from the southern state for work purpose.

In addition, the Goa government has extended the state-level coronavirus "curfew" by another week till September 20 and continued banning several activities, including casinos, in the coastal state.

In the order issued by two District Magistrates under Section 144 of CrPC, "all students and employees coming from Kerala should be subjected to the institutional quarantine of five days."

Other visitors from Kerala will have to mandatorily present a negative RT-PCR test certificate and undergo home quarantine for five days as per the order.

Orders says, "The arrangement for quarantine of students will be done by the administrators/principals of the educational institutions. For the employees, it shall be done by the respective offices/ companies/firms,"

Further orders says “At the end of five days, they shall be tested by RT-PCR,”

Notification mentioned that, "The constitutional functionaries, health care professionals, and their spouses, children below two years of age, those arriving to attend the death of a family member or medical emergency and passengers in transit from and to Kerala via any mode of transport are exempted from being quarantined,"


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