Panjim: The Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday announced that a 15-day curfew would be imposed in the state from May 9 to contain the spread of Coronavirus infection.
Addressing a press conference, he said during the curfew period, grocery shops would remain open from 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs.
He said, however, there would not be restrictions on pharmacies and other medical facilities.
Dr Sawant said the decision of imposing curfew was taken as people were not obeying restrictions which were already in place.
The Chief Minister said all the events, including marriages, would have to be cancelled during the curfew period as large gatherings were contributing the spread of Covid 19 virus.
Earlier, the coastal state had imposed a lockdown from April 29, 2021, to May 3, 2021, and later lifted the lockdown and imposed restrictions.
Later, Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said the ‘State Level Curfew’ would be more stricter than the lockdown.
”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,” the Chief Minister tweeted.
Goa reported 4195 new cases of Covid 19 and 56 deaths on Friday.