Mumbai: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday that there will be no separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in Goa for passengers coming from Maharashtra.
According to the new direction, people coming into the state must either bring a COVID-19 certificate, which will declare them ‘negative’ or undergo a virus test.
Sawant told reporters at a press conference at the state secretariat, “We have dropped the idea of having a separate COVID-19 SOP for people coming from Maharashtra. However, we require a COVID negative certificate and a mandatory COIVID.”
The 14-day home quarantine option will no longer be available. Either you bring a negative certificate or have to undergo a test,” the chief minister said.
On Tuesday, Sawant had said that Goa is likely to have a separate SOP for passengers arriving from Maharashtra as 90 per cent of positive cases are from the country’s worst COVID-19 state.
On Sunday, Goa issued a revised SOP for all domestic passengers arriving by air, rail, or road to the state as domestic flight services resumed on Monday.
For those who want to enter Goa, the state government has made COVID-19 negative certificate mandatory.