Goa government extends curfew till June 21

Goa government extends curfew till June 21

Curfew to continue in Goa amid 13.8% test positivity rate

The government of Goa on Saturday announced yet another extension of the ongoing COVID curfew till 7 AM on June 21. As per reports, the government has also granted some relaxation in view of the bettering health graph here. District Collectors have been ordained to issue detailed guidelines for their respective regions for the same.

COVID curfew to continue in Goa amid 13.8% test positivity rate

In a bid to control the persistent threat of the coronavirus pandemic in Goa, government authorities have decided to stretch the COVID 'curfew' protocols in the state. At the same time, the Chief Minister has permitted ease in certain guidelines amid the decelerated virus strength. Under the new relaxations, shops in municipal markers and panchayats are permitted to open from 7 AM to 3 PM and weddings can take place with 50 people, the CM announced on Twitter.

He also took this opportunity to encourage all adults (people over 18 years of age) to get their vaccination shot from the nearby centre, as soon as possible. The state has driven an effective vaccination campaign so far with its dedicated Tika Utsav editions. Further, walk-in vaccinations have also been permitted in Goa, for the 18 to 44 age group from today, i.e., June 13.

As per figures, around 6,21,327 anti-COVID shots have been administered in Goa since the launch of the inoculation activity here in January 2021. It may be noted here that about 34% of the state's population has received at least the first jab of the vaccine, while 6.4% of this are completed their two-dose course.

On Saturday, around 472 fresh infections and 602 recoveries were reported in Goa. With this, the present active tally stands at 5,057 patients here. The toll surged by 15 fatalities in the last 24 hours, accumulating a total of 2,914 virus-related deaths in the state.

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