Goa lifts restrictive curbs, authorises SOP for civic safety.
In an order issued in Goa on Saturday, the authorities have permitted all cinema halls, swimming pools, gatherings for religious, social, cultural, educational, entertainment and sports events to resume, under the strict surveillance of a preventive standard operating procedure. The directive details that all swimming pools can operate for training and sports purposes, whereas, cinema halls and all other events in Goa will function at half the potential capacity of the venue.
Strict SOPs to monitor relaxations in Goa
SOPs for various activities, including passenger movement by trains, flights, metro trains, along with guidelines for schools, educational institutions, hotels and restaurants, shopping malls, multiplexes and entertainment parks, yoga centres etc, have been listed out by the authorities. The circular has emphasised on the strict adherence to this preventive protocol to maximise the safety of the people, tourists in the state.
Categories vulnerable to virus susceptibility, including people above 65 years of age and children below the age of 10, those with comorbidities and pregnant women are urged to stay at home and not engage in business besides those deemed essential and urgent. With the addition of 115 new cases on Sunday, Goa's confirmed caseload surged past the tally of 47,804, with an active host of 1,327 cases. The state's recuperation rate has zoomed to 95.8% with 45,790 recoveries.
The new relaxations have come after viewing the staggered rise in the number of new coronavirus cases, at 0.3% growth transmission rate in Goa. We request all our readers to comply with the state arrangements, guidelines and protocols to prevent themselves from contracting the infection.The efforts of the government will only be fruitful if the and the citizens show full cooperation. The coming together of the authorities and the citizens is the only way forward, if the threat is to be completely curbed in that state as well the country.