The Goa government on Wednesday imposed a 10-day long night curfew in the state. The curfew from 10 pm to 6 am, will come into force from tonight (April 21) and will remain in operation till April 30.
The decision comes in the wake of rising cases of coronavirus. The state govt has also imposed curbs on restaurants, cinema halls, and casinos. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant in a press conference said;
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Goa Night Curfew
- Casinos, bars, restaurants, river cruises, water parks, entertainment parks, cinema theatres, gyms, and parlors will operate only at 50 percent capacity.
- Wedding functions cannot have more than 50 guests and only up to 20 people can attend funerals. The chief minister said there is no ban on industries and other economic activities.
- Temples, mosques, and churches have been barred from organizing mass gatherings but they can continue performing rituals with limited people.
- Petrol pumps, pharmacies, and other essential services will remain open during the night curfew.
- During the night curfew, only commercial vehicles transporting essential goods would be allowed to ply.
- There is no ban on industries and other economic activities.
The state government will review the situation and take a call on their extension, he said. The public will not be allowed to be on the road during the curfew, Sawant added.
He said after taking into account the number of cases, the district administration will declare micro-containment zones. The meeting was attended by Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and Revenue Minister Jeniffer Monserratte.
(With inputs from PTI)