GOA: The Chicalim panchayat will remain shut till Thursday after an office-bearer tested positive for Covid-19. The building was immediately sanitised. Sources said that since the member had a slight fever on Friday, he underwent a Covid-19 test at the sub-district hospital at Chicalim. After he was found to be positive, the panchayat office was instructed to complete important work and shut down. It will now reopen on Friday.
The member has asked those who have come in contact with him to take a Covid-19 test. He is believed to have organised a house-warming ceremony on September 1 and on September 4, he and a few other panchayat members and staff had inspected the nullah at Assai Dongri, Chicalim, where PPE kits, allegedly from the Dabolim airport, had surfaced.
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