The Unlock 4 which will be observed from September 1 to September 30, has enabled several relaxations under its ambit, binding all states and union territories to follow the phased unlocking system. Check out the guidelines, protocols and moderation laid down by the Goa government:


Relaxations Granted in Goa

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Unlock 4 brings in the resumption of many restricted activities in Goa, the primary one being opening up of bars across the state. About 10,000 licensed bars of the city are allowed to restart operations to revive personal losses and reconstruct state economy. With the permission of the Chief Minister and the crutches of an SOP, bars will be opened up in the state where following social distancing is compulsory. The order, however, does not allow beach shacks to open up anytime before the tourist season in October.

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Goa has also relaxed it travel protocols guidelines by revoking the need of special permits to enter state, with this, the tourist influx in the city is estimated to surge. People visiting Goa now don't have to comply with the mandatory testing protocol as that has been scrapped too. However, symptomatic people must get themselves tested at the ICMR approved state run facilities. Under the moderations of the Unlock 4, inter-state travel has also been liberalised and thus the hospitality business is expecting the state to increase the lodging capacities from 15% to 25%. Though, a major slump still dawns over Goa as the iconic casinos of the city remain closed, along with all other indoor entertainment and recreational activities.

Other guidelines-

The state has agreed to strictly follow the MHA issued Unlock 4 guidelines to ensure a graded and controlled unlocking procedure. All educational institutes will remain closed till September 30 while certain voluntary relaxations are awarded to senior class students from Class 9 to Class 12. All social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, political and religious congregations and events can host up to a maximum of 100 people and open-air theatres will be permitted to open with the effect of the third week of Unlock 4. A strict lockdown will continue in the containment zones till the end of Unlock 4 where operating permissions would be granted only to essential services and businesses.

Goa has reported a total of 414 fresh cases on Monday taking the total tally over 17,418. With 14 active cases and 391 recoveries, Goa is battling the coronavirus on forefront. The state has witness about 192 fatalities due to the virus, 9 of which were reported on Monday itself.

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