Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has imposed a 15-day long strict curfew starting from today morning (May 9, 2021).
The decision of strict curfew was announced on Friday (May 7, 2021) amid the rising Covid-19 cases in the state. The curfew will remain in force till 23rd May.
I wish to assure everyone that the order of “State Level Curfew” shall be enforced in a very strict manner as compared to all previous restrictions/lockdown orders. Law and order machinery has been duly instructed for the same.— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) May 7, 2021
In another decision, the state govt has made it mandatory to carry a negative COVID-19 test report or a vaccination certificate has been made mandatory for visitors arriving from other states.
During the curfew period all events, wedding functions, gatherings will be banned in Goa.
However, stores and shops selling essential items, including grocery stores will be allowed to remain open from 7 am to 1 pm.
Medical stores will also be functional, and restaurant kitchens will be allowed to stay open from 7 am to 7 pm during the curfew period.
Goa Curfew: Here’s list of what is allowed, what’s not
- Essential services will be allowed to remain open from 7 am to 1 pm.
- Medical stores will also be functional.
- Restaurant kitchens will be allowed to stay open from 7 am to 7 pm.
- All events, wedding functions, gatherings are banned.
- Public transport will remain shut.
- Tourist places like casinos, hotels, pubs will remain closed.
- The state borders to remain open for essential service transportation.
- The hospitality sector and medical facilities will remain operational.
- There is no ban on the operation of banks, insurance, customs clearance, ATMs, microfinance institutions, etc.
- Cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, entertainment zones within the shopping malls, swimming pools will remain shut during the curfew period.
- Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain shut during the curfew period.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Goa’s recorded over 3,751 new COVID-19 cases to reach a 1,16,213 total tally. The recovery count stood at 3,025 during the day.