Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday spoke to the Goans who were working on a cruise ship `Marella Discovery’ and have been currently disembarked in Mumbai.
“Late last evening, I spoke to the Goan Seafarers telephonically who signed off from Marella at Mumbai Port. They will be back home very soon,” Sawant tweeted on Saturday.
Meanwhile, State Executive Committee headed by Chief Secretary on Friday resolved that these crew members working on the ship would be tested in Mumbai.
“After testing negative, these crew members working on a ship would come to Goa and would be housed in the paid Quarantine facilities,” reads the minutes of meeting of SEC.
It was decided to negotiate the room rentals with food from a couple of hotels for their quarantine, in coordination with both the district Collectors.
The SEC observed that the negotiated prices be shared with the employer company, who would be free to further negotiate or get a better deal in any other suitable hotel.
As per Cabinet decision, the employer company has to pay for these quarantine facilities.