GMC and DHS are already doing RT-PCR tests as per the SOPs laid down by the Government of Goa.
Goa will not be conducting any coronavirus test for travel purposes and those willing to get tested can get it done by paying the charges at district hospitals. The decision was taken after a surge in test requests by people from Maharashtra, who have been staying or holidaying here, since their state has made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for people coming in from Goa.
COVID-19 tests to be done on chargeable basis
Goa Medical College and Directorate of Health Services, has been directed to not carry out corona tests, pertaining to travel purposes. GMC and DHS are already doing RT-PCR tests as per the SOPs laid down by the Government of Goa, said the state Health Minister. According to the state government, people can get their COVID-19 test done for travel purpose, on chargeable basis from North Goa or South Goa District Hospitals.
The coronavirus confirmed cases in Goa went up to 47,193 with 125 new cases. In order to prepare itself for the second wave of coronavirus and to make sure people are complying with the rules set to arrest the virus, the state earlier doubled the penalty for not wearing a mask to ₹200. Preventive measures and protocols are also being implemented by the state government to fight the influx of incoming tourists from various cities. As of now, we'd request our readers to maintain social distancing and keep their traveling plans on a hold.