Goa Imposed 15-Day Long Strict Curfew From Today: Check Guidelines

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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.

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.

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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.


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