Panjim: The Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant stated that seafarers from the state stranded on ships due to the coronavirus outbreak will be back home soon.
He said Goan crew from three ships will disembark in Mumbai on Wednesday.
There are 93 Goan crew members on ”Karnika”, 65 on ”Maravela Discovery” and 23 on ”Angriya”, he said.
“They will be quarantined once they come here and tested as per protocol,” he added.
Sawant, took to social media platform Twitter and thanked the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for allowing seafarers stranded at Indian ports to disembark.
“I thank the Hon. PM @narendramodi Ji. Hon. HM @AmitShah ji for permitting the disembarking of seafarers at Indian ports. Goans stranded on the high seas will now soon be back home,” he had tweeted.
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