Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday ruled out that non-Goans were using the train service the enter the state, bringing in the infection.
Sawant told reporters that almost 90 per cent of the people who arrived in the state through Rajdhani Express that left from Delhi were Goans.
The chief minister said that the state is currently having 35 COVID-19 positive cases, of which 31 were Goans while four were not of Goan origin. He said that out of all, only two were symptomatic.
“All the patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 infection are admitted in the specially designated hospital,” he said.
Sawant said that out of total COVID-19 positive patients, 33 had come from Maharashtra and two from Karnataka states.
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane earlier had claimed that total 37 people were tested positive for COVID-19 infection.
Goa which was declared as Green Zone on May 01, has been witnessing spurt in the positive cases since last week.
Sawant said that the trains were not allowed to be used as conduit to enter the State as “those who were wanting to get down at Madgaon Railway Station, were asked to furnish their documents to prove that they were residing in Goa.”
He said that Rajdhani Express that arrived on Saturday had eight passengers who tested positive, while second one which came on Sunday 12 COVID-19 infected cases.
The chief minister said that more than 150 passengers who travelled with the positive patients are kept in Institutional quarantine, where they will continue to be there for next 14 days.