Curfew restrictions extended in Goa till June 14 in an attempt to curb the growth in cases

567 new cases and 1,433 recoveries were logged in Goa on Saturday.

Fearing a revival of inflated infection tallies in the state, the Goa government has announced an extension of the ongoing curfew restrictions. The statewide restraints will now be continued till 7 AM on June 14, however, some relaxations have been offered to the citizens with an objective to ease the day-to-day business. As a part of this, the Chief Minister declared that shops dealing in essential items will be allowed to operate from 7 AM to 3 PM every day.

Shops of certain categories to be re-opened in the state

The Chief Minister also announced that retailers selling items related to house/building repairs, monsoon preparedness, or rain protection & stationary are permitted to function now. After perturbing counts of infections were registered during the onslaught of the second wave, daily case tallies have taken a downward trajectory in Goa. Taking cognisance of this, the curfew policy has been tweaked in the state, eyeing reversal to stability soon.

State amps up preparations to tackle the expected third wave

Additionally, the state authorities have also started making preparations for the anticipated third wave. Consequently, a task force has been constituted in the state with experts and doctors of the Goa Medical College as its members. This committee has been deputed with the responsibility of training nurses and pediatricians to deal with the effects of the third wave on kids. Further, the guardians of kids below can avail their jabs at the priority vaccination drives functional in the state.

In another important step, the state's Education Department has asked all academic institutions under it, to prepare a list of students who have lost one or both of their parents to Covid. After a report on such pupils is received, the authorities would work upon the aid and benefits that can be provided to them.

Goa COVID update

567 new cases and 1,433 recoveries were logged in Goa on Saturday. Due to this, the active tallies in the state have contracted to a count of 8,216 patients. As of now, 1,58,990 individuals have been affected by the virus in the state and 2,744 of these lives have been snuffed by the viral contagion. Keeping this in mind, all citizens must practice the mandated restraints till complete normacly is restored.

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