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154 seafarers reach Goa by road from Mumbai

Panaji: As many as 154 Goan seafarers reached Goa after signing off at Mumbai port on Friday.

In a tweet, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant,” Today, 154 Goan seafarers have been brought to Goa by road directly after signing off at Mumbai Port. Our Govt is working continuously in coordination with central depts to ensure that Goans stranded in different parts of the country & world reach home safely. #GoaFightsCOVID19.”

More than 30,000 seafarers of Goan origin are expected to return to the coastal state from different ships and ports-of-call across the world over the next few months.

Earlier more than 60 seafarers, who had disembarked off international cruiseliner Marella Discovery, were sent to home quarntine after spending 14-day period in a private hotel.

A seafarer, who had tested negative for Covid-19 in Mumbai and had spent 14 days in quarantine in the metropolitan city, haa tested positive for COVID-19, after he arrived in Goa on Thursday.

There are eight active COVID-19 cases in the state.

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