COVID-19: Goa govt to study SOPs to monitor travellers from Delhi

By: |
November 21, 2020 5:46 PM

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said he has written to the state health secretary asking him to consult his counterpart in Maharashtra about steps taken for people arriving from Delhi.

"We don't have to take harsh steps, but we have to see what SOPs are put in place at airports. We need to see whether an additional facility is required at the airport and how people coming from Delhi can be managed," the minister said. A workable and smoothly monitored system needs to be in place, he said."We don't have to take harsh steps, but we have to see what SOPs are put in place at airports. We need to see whether an additional facility is required at the airport and how people coming from Delhi can be managed," the minister said. A workable and smoothly monitored system needs to be in place, he said.

The Goa government will study the standard operating procedures (SOPs) adopted by states like Maharashtra to monitor people travelling from Delhi in view of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the national capital. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said he has written to the state health secretary asking him to consult his counterpart in Maharashtra about steps taken for people arriving from Delhi.

“We don’t have to take harsh steps, but we have to see what SOPs are put in place at airports. We need to see whether an additional facility is required at the airport and how people coming from Delhi can be managed,” the minister said. A workable and smoothly monitored system needs to be in place, he said. The coastal state is preparing for the tourist season, as the Christmas and New Year festivities are just a month away. The state government will also have to frame an SOP to monitor migrant workers who will arrive in the state after Chhath Puja, the minister said.

“We need to put an SOP in place for migrant workers so that there is no spike in infections,” the minister said. While SOPs can be introduced at the airport, the state government is still clueless about how the movement through trains can be monitored, Rane said. The minister further said that the Central government has sought details of the isolation kit programme that was implemented by the Goa government.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results
2Govt launches ‘Mission COVID Suraksha’ to help accelerate vaccine candidates
3As Covid cases surge, Punjab reimposes night curfew from Dec 1; Centre asks states to consider staggered office timings where positivity rate is high