Days after BJP’s Cuncolim MLA Clafasio Dias tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic, three members of his family also tested positive for the virus on Thursday.
However, MLA’s staffers and supporters tested negative for the disease.
Late Tuesday evening, news emerged that the MLA, who had overseen sanitisation work at Buring in Balli and Cuncolim after positive cases were detected there, tested positive for the pandemic.
Soon after Dias testing positive for the virus, health workers began tracing his contacts including the family members. Staffers at his Cuncolim office and supporters were also tested.
Around 25 persons underwent the COVID test. However, their test results came negative on Thursday evening
Also, as part of contact tracing efforts, members of the Cuncolim municipal council, including CMC’s labourers, were also made
undergo the COVID test on Thursday. The test results of these 20 samples are awaited.
The CMC chief officer also underwent the test on Wednesday. But the results came negative on Thursday.
The localities under the CMC jurisdiction have been under lockdown. CMC chairperson Succorina Coutinho said that people have been worried about the increasing number of COVID cases, and have preferred to stay at home.