Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) The Opposition in Goa on Friday took note of a photo posted by Chief Minister’s Office, who is in home isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier this week, in which CM Pramod Sawant is seen examining files without using gloves.
“While doing photo-op for @goacm tweet claiming that CM is working despite testing COVID +Ve @DrPramodPSawant is spreading d virus further through d files, which is handles without using gloves. No wonder, Govt officers & staff using these files gets infected with virus,” state Congress president Girish Chodankar said soon after the CMO released the photo on social media.
The text accompanying the Chief Minister’s photo on Twitter said that despite testing positive, Sawant was going about his official business as usual.
“As stated, Chief Minister @DrPramodPSawant continues to discharge his duties,” the CMO said.
The Congress’ charge comes days after the state government reduced its staffing at the Secretariat to 50 per cent amid a spate of Covid-19 cases among bureaucrats working there.
On Thursday, Goa for the third day in a row posted record daily tally of Covid-19 cases with 713 persons testing positive.
Apart from Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, five other legislators have also tested positive for Covid-19.