Goa hotel shut down, staff quarantined for hosting COVID-19 patient. Image Source: IANS News

Panaji, April 3 : The North Goa district administration on Friday shut down a hotel near Panaji, after it was revealed that the state's sixth COVID-19 positive person had checked into it after his return from Mozambique via Mumbai last month.

"The management and all staff of the Orion hotel are hereby directed to be in home quarantine forthwith for a period of 14 days as per the instructions of health department," the order issued by North Goa District Magistrate R. Menaka on Friday said.

The order said that the decision was taken in order to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

Earlier on Friday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced Goa's sixth COVID-19 positive case, after a sailor from Mandrem sub district in North Goa, who had returned to Goa from Mozambique via Mumbai tested positive.

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