Panaji, March 26 : The North Goa district administration here on Thursday took over five tourist resorts, including one private facility, to create quarantine facilities for Covid-19 epidemic
On Wednesday, three persons had tested positive for coronavirus.
The resorts, taken over by the administration, included Goa Tourism Development Corporation-operated facilities at Mayem, Mapusa, Calangute and Old Goa, and a private resort 'Acron Seaway' at the popular beach village of Candolim.
These facilities would be handed over to the Deputy Collectors, said a directive issued by the North Goa District Magistrate R. Menaka on Thursday.
"There is need to prepare quarantine facilities in the North Goa district in view of the prevailing health emergency due to spread of Covid-19," the order said and added, the properties were being temporarily taken over by the administration under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
Goa has isolation wards at four centres.
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