Covid-19: Goa Govt extends COVID curfew till August 16

The Goa government has taken a decision to extend the ongoing Covid-induced curfew till August 16. It was on May 9 that The curfew was first imposed in Goa this year and has been extended several times since then.

In the order issued on Sunday, the God state administration said that the curfew will continue to remain in force till 7 am on August 16. However, a detailed order is awaited. The state government had earlier opened a majority of activities in the state with several curbs in place, but casinos are yet to be opened. Goa has been reporting as many as 100 COVID-19 cases every day over the last few days.

The government has made a negative RT-PCR report or a vaccination certificate (both doses) mandatory for people coming from other states. "The positivity rate of new COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 1.8 to 2 percent. A negative RT-PCR report or a vaccination certificate (both doses) is mandatory to visit Goa. We'll put down new SOPs in view of the upcoming festivals," according to the statement by chief MinsterPramod Sawant said.

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