The Goa state recorded its single day highest Covid-19 related deaths on Tuesday with a total of 26 deaths which lead the state government to come in action on the same day and imposed the night curfew in the state till the end of this month. The night curfew announced by the state begins at 10 PM in the night and ends at 6 AM in the morning.
The government also announced another set of restrictions including restricting the number of guests at weddings to 50 and that on funerals to 20.
Here’s a list of what is allowed what is not:-
There no gatherings or movement of people will be allowed during the night curfew hours. However, vehicles transporting essential products like fruits, vegetables, milk etcetera will be allowed to operate during the night curfew. The movement of people travelling to and from Goa will also remain unrestricted by the night curfew in addition to emergency medical services. In addition to that restaurants, casinos, bars, water parks, gymnasiums, spa centres, cinema halls and multiplexes will continue to operate with 50 percent capacity. As, tourism is one of the major sources of revenue and livelihood in the state and the government is trying not to hurt the tourism sector. The public transport in the state will also continue to operate at half the capacity. Places of worship like mosques, temples have also been allowed to complete their daily rituals, however, mass gatherings and collective prayers at religious places have been disallowed in the state.
However, all educational institutions in the state including schools, colleges, and coaching institutions will remain closed for the time being with only offline college exams permitted at present. The board exams of class 10th and class 12th have already been delayed by the state education board. All political, social, sports and other recreational activities will remain close. Swimming pools and sports stadiums have also been asked by the government to cancel the tournament scheduled till the night curfew restrictions are in place.
Section 144 will impose that will debars the gatherings of more than 5 people during the night curfew. CM also appealed to the residents of the state not to venture out of their homes to break the chain of virus.