Panaji: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday appealed people “not to panic” but “take precautions” amidst rising number of COVID-19 cases in other countries.
Talking to reporters after chairing meeting with the State Health Department officials, Rane said that the union government has asked the states to be alert against COVID-19 infection.
He said that the union government has asked to put in place all the required infrastructure by December 27, while random testing of the passengers arriving on the international flights will also be taken up. Rane said that the people should not panic but adopt COVID-19 appropriate behaviour in their day to day life.
The minister said that the state has urged the centre to sent Booster doses as 53 per cent of the population is covered with the booster dose.
Rane said that the state will be receiving large number of tourists to usher in Christmas and New Year celebrations. He stated that the citizens should wear mask to avoid getting infected, if there is spread of the virus in the state.