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Following seafarers, Goa govt initiates move facilitate return of Goans from different countries

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Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that the state government has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to bring back Goans who are stranded abroad in different countries.

Sawant told reporters after successful SOP drawn for the crew members on board different ships, he has requested PM to draw similar guidelines for the Goans who are working abroad and wants to return.

“I have urged the PM to finalise SOP as soon as possible. Those who wants to come back would be allowed to do so,” he said.

Similarly, he said, the Goan students who have been studying around the country would also be allowed to come back after they proper permission from their respective district collectors of the place where they are currently stationed.

The chief minister said that the state do not have any active COVID-19 active case, while total 1,500 different tests are conducted on suspected persons.

Sawant also urged people not to wear the surgical masks and instead use cloth face covers. “Disposal of surgical mask as certain process which would not be followed by common man. So, I appeal everyone to wear cloth masks. The Pharmacies should also stop selling the surgical masks,” he said.

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