Movement of all non-essential services is prohibited during the curfew.
Keeping in sight the escalating number of COVID-19 cases, Goa has entered a phase of complete lockdown till the 19th of July. To tackle the crisis further, the CM has also imposed 'Janata Curfew' in the state from 8 pm to 6 am everyday till the 10th of August.
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Non-essential public movement and other activities have also been capped till Sunday (July 19) and a warning stating that the violators of these regulations will be sent to jail immediately, has been issued. Only those who are associated with essential services or are facing any sort of medical emergencies, would be permitted to move out during this curfew and lockdown.
So far there have been 3,304 confirmed cases and 1,337 active cases in the state. The situation has been getting worse ever since a 136 employees of a pharmaceutical company tested positive for the virus. The heavy monsoon rains that Goa has been receiving this month, has also led to the growth of viral infections and a general fear of this deadly disease.
Till now, over 40,000 people in Goa have been fined for not wearing a mask and according to the statistics. Goa had been declared as a 'green zone' in the month of May but due to a surge in active cases in the current times, such instructions are being put in place.
A message to all our readers
Even during such a grave situation at hand, the authorities are putting their best foot forward to make our lives convenient and in order to keep it that way, do follow the directives as suggested by the medical professionals. Even if you're stepping out for your essentials, do not forget your masks and sanitizers and maintaining a distance is an absolute must!