Mumbai: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday that his government would not allow inter-state transport, but the relaxation announced by the Center would be given in the coastal state.
Speaking to ANI here, Sawant said, “All the exemptions announced by the central government will be allowed in Goa. Other decisions regarding the exemption will be taken later today in the cabinet meeting. We are not allowing inter-state transport.”
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in its new guidelines on Saturday, which come into effect from 1 June, said that there would be no restriction on inter-state and inter-state movement for goods and persons.
Separate permission/approval / e-permit will not be required for such movements. However, if a state or union territory proposes to regulate the movement of individuals, based on an assessment of the causes and condition of public health, then it is comprehensive in advance about the restrictions related to such movement and related publicity procedures will have to be followed, MHA said.
At present, Goa has 28 COVID-19 active cases while 42 people have cured and discharged, as per the Union Health Ministry.
(With ANI Inputs)