Margao : Cuncolim MLA Clafasio Dias late Tuesday evening tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic. The BJP MLA had gone in for the COVID test earlier this week after he developed a fever.
Dias testing positive for the virus triggered contact tracing. The legislator’s family members as well as his personal assistant were asked to undergo the COVID test.
Dias had developed a fever and hence had gone to the South Goa District Hospital earlier this week to get tested. Late Tuesday evening, he received confirmation that he had tested positive.
Last week, Cuncolim had reported around four COVID positive cases including that of a cook employed at an old-age home in the village.
COVID test results of the inmates of the old-age home have come negative.
Several areas in the village, including public spaces, have been sanitised with the work being overseen by the MLA himself.
After the MLA tested positive for the deadly virus, Dias’ supporters began sending out messages on the development, maintaining that necessary precautions have already been taken to ensure wellbeing of the MLA and his associates.