Panaji: State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday raised concern about the movement of people from nearby Belgavi district in Karnataka into the coastal state, through Keri village in the North Eastern part of the state.
Goa has sealed its border allowing only the vehicles carrying essential commodities in the state.
Belgavi district has been registering several cases of COVID-19 positive.
Rane tweeted “it has been brought to my notice that in view of the rising cases of #COVID-19 in Belgavi, a lot of people are entering the state via Chorla Ghat into Keri, which can pose a great danger to the citizens.”
The Health Minister further tweeted “I have appealed the Hon’be CM @DrPramodPSawant to take stringent action and ensure that this movement into the state is restricted or banned, except for the transport of trade and essential commodities.”
“I am confident that Hon’ble CM @DrPramodPSawant will take necessary action in this regard. We need to keep our borders sealed to control the spread of the virus. I am grateful to our Sarpanchas and Panch members who are keeping a strict vigil, who brought this to our notice,” he added.
Goa had reported seven cases of COVID-19 positive patients of which six have recovered.