Covid-19 -ve certificate or paid testing compulsory for people entering state: CM

27 May 2020 05:23 PM

The people entering from other states in Goa have to compulsory present a covid-19 negative certificate or else undergo paid covid-19 testing in Goa. There will be no home quarantine for these people if their reports are negative, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.

Chief Minister also said Goa is still under green zone.

The cabinet meeting held on Wednesday discussed three standard operating procedures for people entering Goa from neighboring states.

1st SoP was to compulsory present covid-19 negative certificate from an approved lab valid for 48 hours of entering into Goa, 2nd SoP was to undergo paid testing by paying 2000 rupees and 3rd was 14 days home quarantine.

Cabinet decided to scrap 3rd SoP of 14 days quarantine and make compulsory covid-19 negative or paid testing. 

Chief Minister also said that most Goans have been evacuated from Italy.

And he is in constant touch with MEA to arrange direct flight in Goa from other countries to repatriate stranded Goans.

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane said SoP's will keep changing depending on the situation.

Desk: Sameep Narvekar | Camera: Irshad Shaikh

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