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Covid 19: Goa govt imposes lockdown from April 29 to May 3

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the state government has decided to impose lockdown in the state from April from April 29 evening to May 3, 2021, morning.

Addressing a press conference at his residence in the city, he said the lockdown would be imposed to break the chain of Covid 19 in the state. However, essential services and industrial work would continue, he added.

Urging the labourers and the people not to panic, the Chief Minister said industries would be allowed to carry out work in their campuses.

‘There is no need to panic. Essential services will remain open. Public transport would be closed. Weekly markets organised at various places across the state would not be allowed. Casinos would be shut,’ he said, adding detailed notification would be issued by the evening.

Stating that the state had already modified its Covid 19 treatment protocol, Dr Sawant urged people to take precaution and start medication immediately if there were any symptoms of COVID-19 infection.

The Chief Minister said vaccination centres would continue to function during the lockdown period and people could get the vaccines after prior appointment.

The coastal state has witnessed surge in Covid -19 mortality rates for the fast few days. Currently there are 16,591 active cases, while 1086 persons have succumbed to the infection.

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