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Govt appeals tourism industry to abide protocols to avoid Omicron spread


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Panaji: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said that the tourism industry should abide by all the protocols in the wake of emerging Omicron threat in the country during the upcoming Christmas and New Year season.


Talking to reporters on Thursday late night, Sawant said that tourism industry stakeholders should take all the precautions to ensure that the virus do not spread in Goa.


He said that till now, there is no case of Omicron infection detected in Goa but all the precautions needs to be taken considering the upcoming Christmas and New Year season.


“Few of the states have imposed night curfew in the wake of the virus. We have to make sure that we don’t have to resort for such measures,” he said.


The chief minister said that the Task Force of the state government on COVID-19 infection will meet on Friday (today) to discuss various protocols during the Christmas and New Year season.


He said that the tourism industry should ensure social distancing, sanitization and other relevant measures to avoid the spread of the virus.


Sawant said that the state has been testing the international passengers arriving at the Airport. “Few of them who test positive are isolated and rest of the passengers who arrive with them are also monitored,” he added.



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