Goa extends COVID-19 curbs until June 28, but gives relaxation to shops and fish market
As India continues to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced on Saturday that the government has extended the state-level curfew until June 28 in 7 am. Giving further details, the Chief Minister of Goa said that shops in the mall, except cinemas, theaters, restaurants, multiplexes and entertainment areas, would be allowed to open between 7 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. “The fish market could also be opened,” he added.
Goa government extends COVID restrictions
The state-level curfew will be extended until June 28, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. Stores in shopping malls, except movie theaters, theaters, multiplexes and entertainment areas, can be open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm The fish market may also be open.
– Dr Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) June 19, 2021
The curfew in the state was supposed to end on June 21, but CM Sawant has decided to extend it until June 28 with more relaxation. In the previous ordinance, CM Pramod Sawant had authorized the opening of shops in panchayat and municipal markets. Weddings of up to 50 people were also permitted by the state government in the previous ordinance.
Goa will not allow tourism until all residents receive the first dose of vaccine
Earlier Thursday, in an important announcement, Goa CM Pramod Sawant made it clear that tourism will not be allowed until all adults in the state receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to Sawant, the goal was to complete the inoculation of the first dose of all residents by July 31. The Goa government will consider allowing tourism, the chief minister added.
COVID-19 situation in Goa
Goa’s COVID-19 tally reached 1,64,229 on Saturday after 302 people were detected with the infection. In addition, nine people died and 419 people recovered from the coronavirus on Saturday, according to the state health bulletin. The overall toll stands at 2,984 and the number of people released is 1,57,772, which leaves 3,473 active cases, the official informed. With 3,469 samples examined in the past 24 hours, the number of tests in Goa has risen to 8,85,980, he said.
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