Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant said on Monday that the suspension of flights connecting the united kingdom and India will affect tourism in Goa.
Sawant also expressed doubt that flights coming from other countries may also be suspended for a particular period because of the new coronavirus strain.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) announced that all flights connecting the united kingdom and India will remain suspended from Wednesday till December 31 in view of the emergence of a mutated variant of the coronavirus there.
“The cancellation of flights coming from the UK will certainly have an impression on Goa’s tourism, which depends for its revival on international tourists, mainly those coming from the UK and Russia,” Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told.
He said some countries were seeing the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In such scenario, we’ll also have to take precautions,” Sawant said even as he ruled out the imposition of night curfew in the coastal state.
“There aren’t any such guidelines on a night curfew from the Ministry of Home Affairs,” he said.
Appealing Goans to be vigilant and get themselves tested for COVID-19 if symptoms warrant them, the CM said the fatalities generally occur due to people delaying seeking treatment.
“People don’t undergo (COVID-19) tests on time after the onset of symptoms. people who are infected still remain at home for 8-10 days. If patients receive treatment at a primary stage, then they will get over the infection,” he added.
Sawant said the standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the upcoming festive season was in place in Goa.
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