The current curfew in Goa has been extended till May 31 by the state administration. This action is being taken in response to extensive Coronavirus outbreaks across the country. According to reports, the state’s first curfew, which was imposed on May 9, has already been extended for the second time, i.e., from May 23 to till the month end.
The government’s hope is that implementing such limits will help to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Officials declared that all previous limitations will remain in effect in the wake of the recent curfew declaration, and that only necessary services will be available. These essential services will be allowed during the curfew hours; however, they will also get specific allotted hours, to ensure there is no increased public movement.
As per the rules, all liquor and grocery stores in the state will be permitted to operate only from 7 AM to 1 PM. However, medical stores, pharmacies, and restaurants can operate from 7 AM to 7 PM. No other services will be allowed to function during curfew hours.
The Chief Minister of Goa further went on to talk about the formation of a special task force to cope with the possibility of a third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.