Thursday, May 07, 2020

7,500 Goans from India, abroad register to return

Panjim:  Around 3,000 Goans stranded abroad and 4,500 stranded in other parts of the country have registered with the State government to return to Goa.

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, addressing the media, said that though there are no direct flights to Goa in the first phase of repatriation, Goans can come to nearest airport. “The 3,000 people wanting to come back from abroad can come to the nearest airport and then come to Goa by road,” he said.

Similarly, he said, around 4,500 people have registered to come back from other parts of the country. “Our Kadamba buses are going to most parts of the country to drop migrants and other stranded Indians and while returning they will pick up the registered Goans,” he said.

The Chief Minister, however, said that those who return will have to undergo tests and compulsory quarantine before going home. “Those coming back have to take all precautions. District of Davengere in Karnataka which was in Green Zone has suddenly seen 25 cases in one day, so we cannot take anything lightly,” the Chief Minister warned.

Asked about the repatriation of Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), who have their families in Goa, Sawant replied, “MHA guidelines are not clear yet on OCI card holders, so cannot comment on that.”
07/05/20 Herald
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