According to the reports, the Goa state government has concluded: No night curfew. Because according to them this is not a solution for the Covid and it never has been. Also, they believe that imposing the night curfew will slow down the tourism business amid the Christmas – New Year festival season.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant stated that stringent decisions will be taken once the COVID-19 positivity rate is monitored properly. The decisions will be taken during the meeting of the task force that is scheduled to be held on January 3, in case the state registers rise in cases.
The decision on night curfew has not been taken yet as per the Goa Chief Minister, however, he assured that strict actions will be taken if COVID cases go up.
As per the state health department, Goa currently has 535 active COVID cases. Reportedly, the positivity rate in the state is standing at 4.03%(Tuesday) which was positively up from 3.99% on Monday. In response to this rise in cases, the Chief Minister mentioned that it was the result caused by two weddings that had international visitors from Germany and London.
According to the chief minister, “There are 1,300 foreigners who have arrived here recently. Their re-testing would be done after the quarantine period is over. The maximum number of tourists will arrive in Goa on December 31.” He also requested the locals of Goa to not hang out and party with the International tourists who are still serving their quarantine period.
He further informed that although 94% of the eligible beneficiaries in the state have been fully vaccinated, the remaining six percent are delaying in taking the dose for some reason.