With the contracting infection tallies in Goa, the state government is moving ahead with the unlock interventions. As per the latest developments, the Chief Minister of the coastal state apprised that the administration is deliberating upon the revival of restaurants at 50% capacity from July 5 onwards. In addition to this, the government has also declared that saloons may open in the state from the same date, tweaking the ongoing curfew protocol.
Outdoor sports complexes and stadiums to open from July 5
As per reports, bar and restaurant owners had requested the Chief Minister to consider permission for the revival of the businesses in the first half of this week. Notably, the facilities have been locked since early May, when a peak in COVID numbers and fatalities was observed in the state. Now, it is expected that the proposed moderations will be included in the curfew relaxation program slated for a start on July 5.
Further, it is noteworthy that outdoor sports complexes and stadiums would be permitted to operate from July 5. Taking cognisance of the falling COVID numbers, shops have been permitted to open from 7 AM to 6 PM every day. Despite all these unlock measures, the state government extended the COVID curfew till 7 AM on July 12, in view of the ongoing uncertainties.
Over 1.67 lakh citizens affected by COVID in Goa
As per official records, 169 new infections and 207 recoveries were reported in Goa. Besides, a cumulative tally of 1,67,272 individuals have been affected by the virus in the state till now and it currently has 2,129 active cases. On the optimistic side, over 55% of the state's population has received the first jab while 8.3% of the total citizen count stands fully vaccinated.