Goa Extends Covid-19 Lockdown Till June 21


Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday extends the Covid-19 lockdown in the state till June 21 with some more relaxation. Goa will be now under the curfew up to 7 am on June 21.

“The Government has decided to extend the State Level Curfew till 7 AM, 21 June 2021. Shops, including in Panchayat and Municipal markets, may open between 7 am to 3 PM. Marriage function up to 50 persons have been permitted with the permission,” said CM Pramod Sawant in a tweet.

“Detailed order will be issued by District Collectors,” he further added.


Earlier this week Manohar Ajgaonkar, the tourism minister of Goa suggested that tourism activities should resume only after the entire population of the coastal state is completely vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Goa government has allowed hotels to function, restaurants and other tourism-related activities have been shut due to the curfew, which has been in place in the state since May 9, when COVID-19 cases started peaking.

Goa recorded 472 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the caseload to 1,62,048. With 15 patients succumbing during the day, the death toll in the state reached 2,914.

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