It is expected that the tourism will be revived in the state after July 30, when the entire state's population has got the first jab.
Tweaking the earlier stated protocol, the Chief Minister of Goa announced on Monday that doubly vaccinated tourists and visitors will not be required to show negative COVID reports, in order to enter the state. The CM further assured that the positivity rate has dipped down significantly in the territory, standing at six percent currently. Simultaneously, the recovery rate has shown considerable improvements, carrying optimistic indications for the future.
1st jab vaccination of all state residents expected to be done by July 30
"People who have taken both the vaccination shots and possess a complete vaccination certificate will be allowed to enter Goa. It can be for those who are coming for tourism, business or other reasons," Sawant said. Additionally, the CM stated that the state administration is trying to rope in private diagnostic labs to set up testing facilities at the prominent railway stations in Goa.
As per reports, the tourism activities are expected to be revived by July 30, when all the citizens of the coastal state have received their first jab of the Covid vaccine. Further, the CM has expressed hope that the positivity rate will come down to 5 percent in the coming days. While the covid tallies are navigating towards the controlled zone in Goa, it is important to keep all lag points in check, so that the possibilities of a third wave can be mitigated. Here, it is noteworthy that the state is observing curfew till July 5.
Goa COVID update
Currently, Goa has 2511 cases of the fatal virus while 215 new infections and 305 recoveries were recorded on Sunday. Given the dropping case tallies and accelerated pace of vaccination, it can be expected that the state would toughen up the shield against the virus very soon. As of now, a cumulative tally of 1,66,098 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Goa and 3,039 lives out of these have been lost.
- With inputs from IANS