"All passengers should be tested and only after that will they be allowed (on land)," he said.
The passengers and the crew are being tested at a nearby private hospital in batches, official sources said.
The state is combating a surge in Covid cases, with the weekly infection rate pegged at more than 5 per cent on an average.
2,000 Mumbai-Goa cruise passengers in lurch as Covid strikes crew
Nearly 2,000 passengers on Mumbai-Goa luxury cruise ship 'Cordelia' continue to be confined on board off Goa's Mormugao Port after a crew member tested positive for Covid.
Panaji, Jan 3: Nearly 2,000 passengers on Mumbai-Goa luxury cruise ship 'Cordelia' continue to be confined on board off Goa's Mormugao Port after a crew member tested positive for Covid, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday.
DDA approves budget with focus on civic infrastructure, Yamuna floodplains rejuvenation
New Delhi, March 29: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday, in its meeting chaired by Lt Governor V.K. Saxena, took major decisions, including approval of Annual Budget 2023-24, with focus on civic infrastructure of the national capital, particularly Narela, Dwarka, and Rohini areas. The
Another elephant calf found dead in Odisha jungle
Khordha, March 29: After a few weeks’ break, another elephant calf was found dead in a jungle in Odisha this evening, much to the dismay of animal lovers. According to information, a baby tusker’s body was found in the Dhuannali-Silingapada-Tamana jungle near Banapur under Balungaon forest
Sri Lanka to reduce fuel prices as economic conditions improve
Colombo, March 29: Sri Lanka's Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said on Wednesday that fuel prices will be reduced in the country from Friday midnight. The price of 92 Octane petrol will be reduced by 60 LKR ($0.18) to 340 LKR per liter, and that of 95 Octane petrol will fall by 135
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