Goa is likely to have a separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for travellers coming from Maharashtra as 90 per cent of positive cases are from the worst-hit Covid-19 state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
"The SOP set by the Goa government will remain the same. However, we are thinking about Maharashtra as 90 per cent of patients infected with coronavirus in the state are from Maharashtra. We may bring separate SOP for Maharashtra as cases are increasing in Maharashtra," Mr Sawant told ANI.
The Goa government is in talks with the Railway Ministry regarding the matter and has informed that Covid-19 situation in Goa can deteriorate due to rise in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Mr Sawant added.
On Sunday, Goa released a revised SOP for all domestic passengers arriving by air, rail, or road to the state as domestic flight services resumed on Monday.
While Maharashtra has reported over 52,000 positive cases, Mr Sawant informed that his state currently has 48 Covid-19 cases and most of them will be recovered within two days.
"The situation of Covid-19 is under control. No local has been detected positive for Covid. Those who came by trains or other states, we quarantined them at the border and then tested them for Covid and admitted them to the hospitals after they were detected positive for the virus," he said.
He also mentioned that there is "no community transmission" in Goa and it falls under "safe and green zone".
Mr Sawant, along with other officials integrated Rs 41 crore grade separator at Dabolim airport, which is expected to solve traffic problems outside the airport.
"The grade separator will ease traffic movement towards the airport from Verna and Vasco. It will also prevent congestion near the traffic signal in front of the airport," Mr Sawant said.