Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday requested people residing along Goa’s periphery not to assist those trying infiltrate into the state during lock down period.
“It has come to my notice that people are trying to smuggle in their relatives or workers, using shortcuts along the border. This should not be allowed. People are coming to Goa in taxis, motorcycles or using short cuts. It”s wrong,” Sawant said.
He urged people to not allow people to enter Goa without covid19 tests. “If someone is caught, strict action will be taken under the National Disaster Management Act,” Sawant said.
One person smuggled into Goa had been quarantined, and two persons who might have facilitated his entry identified, he said.
Meanwhile, Goa CM Dr. Sawant accompanied by top state bureaucrats attended Video Conference meeting hosted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.