Goa: 20 secretariat staffers test positive for virus | Goa News


PANAJI: More than 20 staffers of the secretariat, including senior officers, have tested positive for Covid-19.
With cases of Covid-19 rising in the secretariat, a senior official said it was suggested that only essential meetings be conducted.
“Employees are apprehensive that the secretariat may turn out to be a new hotspot,” he said.
He said after the first case of Covid-19 was detected in the general administration department (GAD), cases have been reported from other sections as well.
Confirming that some secretariat staff have tested positive, health minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday said that more tests can be conducted there.
On Wednesday, secretariat staff had staged a protest stating they were asked to report to work in full strength even as cases have increased in the complex.


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