People coming to Goa by trains, flights to be quarantined

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said people travelling to the state in special trains or flights will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days, even if they are non-Goans.

Speaking to reporters here, Sawant said passengers, including non-Goans, who arrive in the state by special trains from May 15 will have to arrange for their own accommodation and the same applies to people who arrive by flights.

“They will have to stay indoors at their respective hotels for 14 days. They cannot enter the beaches, which remain closed. They cannot come here to enjoy,” he said.

The Chief Minister further said all those who arrive by train at Margao station would be taken to Fatorda stadium in special buses, where they would have to undergo COVID-19 tests.

“They will be quarantined at the stadium for six hours and would be allowed to go only after their test results are revealed,” he said.

Those arriving by flights will be tested at the airport itself, he added.

The Chief Minister said similar arrangements were made by Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), where people arriving by ships would be tested, before being allowed to move out.

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