Casinos in Goa to Stay Shut as Curfew Extended Till June 21

The coronavirus-induced curfew in Goa was prolonged on Sunday till June 21, an official stated, citing the state’s positive rate of 14%.

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The coronavirus-induced curfew in Goa was prolonged on Sunday till June 21, an official stated, citing the state’s positive rate of 14%. The curfew was originally set on May 9 and has been extended multiple times since then, as the state’s positive rate reached a peak of 51% before progressively declining to the level it is presently, he noted.

While necessary services are excluded from the curfew, casinos, bars, restaurants, stores, river cruises, schools, universities, educational institutions, and other businesses will be closed; and social, sporting, cultural, and intellectual gatherings will be outlawed. Marriage events have a 50-person attendance limit and may only be organized with authorization from the district magistrate or sub divisional magistrate, according to the official.

The official stated many norms for the extended lockdown

According to the official, inter-state travel of individuals is permitted for individuals; who have a COVID-19 negative report for a test performed up to 72 hours before to entering Goa. Those entering Goa for medical reasons must show documentation of their situation. Buses with 50% seating capacity are permitted to run; but occupants must be people performing important services or going for medical reasons.

Meanwhile, the state government launched the ‘Tika Utsav 3.0′ immunization campaign on Sunday. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant thanked the people of Goa for their tremendous reaction to #TikaUtsav 3.0 in a tweet. He also commended the Doctors, Nurses, and Healthcare Workers for a great start to this program; by vaccinating 18,662 people in a single day. He asked people to keep the momentum going in order to reach 100 percent immunization.

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