Travellers from Delhi to be under COVID watch

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NT NETWORK

Panaji

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday said the state government will adopt the standard operating procedures followed by the Maharashtra government for monitoring the people coming by air and rail   from Delhi, as there has been surge in coronavirus cases in the national capital.

Rane posted on Twitter that as there has been increase in COVID cases in Delhi the Goa  government will adopt SOPs followed by  the governments of Maharashtra  and  other states  for flights and trains coming from Delhi, adding that the health secretary will  hold an emergency meeting on protocols for people coming from Delhi.

Delhi has witnessed a spike in daily COVID cases as temperature is dropping and air quality is worsening. The rise in COVID cases has become a cause of concern not only for the Delhi government but also for other states due to inter-state movement of people.

The city also has over 4,500 containment zones.

 Anticipating an influx of people into Goa upon the culmination of the four-day-long festival of Chhath puja, Rane said the state will formulate COVID testing protocols for migrants arriving in Goa.

A note has been sent to the health secretary for immediate deliberations on protocols for labourers, SOPs for industrial units as regards the COVID testing, Rane said.