Panaji: Amid a spike in Covid-19 infections, the Goa government has imposed a fortnight-long statewide curfew starting from Sunday and will be in force till May 23. The curbs have been announced to contain the deadly surge of coronavirus.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant in his announcement also stated that Goa is making carrying a negative COVID-19 test report or a vaccination certificate mandatory for visitors arriving from other states.
What’s Allowed and What’s Not During Curfew:
- Medical shops, grocery stores and standalone liquor shops are allowed to remain open from 7 am till 1 pm.
- The hospitality sector and medical facilities will remain operational.
- Casinos, bars, restaurants, shops (except selling groceries), sports complex, auditoriums, community hall, river cruises, waterparks, entertainment parks, gyms, massage parlours and saloon will remain closed.
- Cinema hall, theatres, multiplexes, entertainment zones within the shopping malls, swimming pools, schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions, religious places and markets will remain shut during the curfew period.
- Non-residents entering Goa will have to carry a Covid-19 negative certificate or a vaccination certificate.
- Shops selling medicines, groceries, animal fodder, public distribution system, standalone liquor shops and related activities will remain open from 7 am till 1 pm.
- There is no ban on the operation of banks, insurance, customs clearance, ATMs, microfinance institutions etc.
- Medical and health services, veterinary hospitals, and laboratories are also exempted from the purview of the curfew.