Night Curfew In Goa From Today, Casinos, Restaurants At 50% Capacity
Goa became the latest state today to declare night curfew to cut the deadly transmission chain of the coronavirus sweeping the country. The curfew comes into effect from tonight and will last from 10 pm to 6 am.
Casinos, restaurants, bars and cinema halls are allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity.
The coastal state, which draws a lot of tourists, reported 694 fresh coronavirus cases and 26 related deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Health Ministry's data.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday night, underscored the need to follow COVID appropriate behaviour and urged states to use lockdowns as an absolute last resort. The PM nudged the states to focus on micro-containment zones to save the citizens from the virus.
"In a situation like today, we have to save the country from a lockdown. If you all work together, create awareness then there is no need for containment, never mind a lockdown. I appeal to states that they should use the lockdown as the last resort - our focus should be micro-containment zones," said PM, adding the government will take care of economic health as well as the health of countrymen.