As the risk of local and community transmission of COVID-19 is looming over Goa, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday suggested that the passengers arriving in the state by domestic flights should be asked to produce a medical certificate that must declare them negative for the dreaded virus.
“It is very important to ensure that the passengers entering the state of Goa by air are asked to carry a COVID-19 negative certificate with all stringent measures in place,” Rane posted on his official Twitter handle account.
He said the Goa government should accept medical certificates that are issued by recognised laboratories to the people boarding the flight from their respective state. He said it will help in preventing community transmission of COVID-19 in Goa.
Rane said he has written to the central government and the Indian Council of Medical Research seeking permission to conduct anti-body test of passengers arriving at the Dabolim airport.