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Government of Goa extends curfew until June 21

The shops will be allowed to open from 7 am until 3 pm.

The Covid-related restrictions imposed by the state government of Goa got further extended until 21st June. The Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Pramod Sawant said that the restrictions will continue with shops and markets being allowed to open from 7 am till 3 pm.

He also said that the marriage ceremonies and social gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 50 people at one location.

Although the overall active Covid cases in India and Goa have dropped significantly, the government is taking preventive measures to limit the cases to as low as possible. The social distancing measures and Covid-appropriate behavior are still being observed in Goa.

The district administration is preparing a detailed announcement in regards to the curfew and will announce the details soon. The previous curfew was announced on 9th May when the Covid cases were at their peak and hundreds of deaths were being reported. Last month, there was a huge crisis in the hospitals where the patients were suffering due to the acute shortages of oxygen supply and other critical medical supplies.

With the major improvements to the Covid scenario in Goa, it is most likely that after 21st June some significant relaxations in the restrictions will be announced. The overall new Covid cases in Goa were around 472 as reported Saturday last week.

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