Curfew curbs extended till June 28 in Goa; here's what's allowed & what's not!

302 new cases and 419 recoveries were marked on Saturday and the state has 3,473 active patients.

As a move of caution against the pandemic, the Goa government has extended curfew curbs till 7 AM on June 28. Announced by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for the first time on May 9, the restrictions have stretched for more than 40 days now. While the positivity rate has dropped in the state with dwindling case tallies, it is important to maintain a strong and vigilant guard amid the ongoing uncertainties and fears of a third wave.


What are the new relaxations?

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As per the new declaration by the Chief Minister, stores in Shopping malls, except cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, entertainment zones are allowed to open between 7 am to 3 PM. Further, fish markets are also permitted to operate, as per the new orders.

According to the last declaration, municipal and panchayat markets were allowed to function. Additionally, wedding events can also be organised with a maximum of 50 individuals. Given the plummeting count of infections, it is expected that more restraints will be relaxed in the upcoming days.

What is not permitted in the state?

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As of now, complete tourism activities are not allowed in the state. Reportedly, the state administration has maintained that the tourism industry will be revived only after all beneficiaries in the 18-44 category are vaccinated with the first dose. Previously, the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa had mandated inoculation or COVID-negative certificate for the tourists, in order to get entry into the state.

Read on to understand Goa's COVID situation-

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Despite the fall in COVID infections, Goa still houses a significantly high count of active cases. 302 new cases and 419 recoveries were marked on Saturday and the state has 3,473 active patients. Besides, 9 deaths were registered on the same day and a total of 2,984 fatalities have been recorded till now. While the state has observed a high positivity rate of 51% during the peak of the second wave, it has now dropped to 8%, reportedly.

As of now, a cumulative count of 1,64,229 individuals have been affected by the deadly virus and the largest chunk of these cases were logged during the second wave. Now, the state government is trying to mitigate the possibilities of a revived spread of the contagion.

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Directives have also been issued to improve the response time of ambulances in UP

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Indore civic body to initiate serosurvey for detecting antibodies amongst kids below 18

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BMC begins door-to-door vaccination trial for bed-ridden people in Mumbai

The first phase of the doorstep vaccination has been rolled out in Mumbai's K-east ward.

The Brihannumbai Municipal Corporation on Friday launched the trial for door-step vaccination to strengthen its immunity drive for the bed-ridden people in Mumbai. As per reports, the first phase of the door-to-door scheme will be tested in the western suburb of Andheri (East), Marol, Chakala and other areas of the K-east ward. The information about these bed-ridden citizens will be aggregated at the covidvacc2bedridden@gmail.com, the civic body stated. So far details of around 4,466 such people have been received.

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