State buckles, abandons compulsory Covid testing for those entering Goa

Goa on Monday tweaked its standard operating procedure, its seventh in two months, as it decided to do away with compulsory testing for persons arriving in the state and instead mandatorily put them in 14-day home quarantine if they clear thermal screening. The state’s latest SOP comes at a time when Covid-19 cases have seen a massive spike amid local transmission at Mangor Hill, forcing it to be made a containment zone, and cases across the state linked to it.