The Goa government has extended the ongoing Covid-related state-wide curfew till June 14, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday.
“Our Government has decided to extend the State Level Curfew till 7 am, 14 June 2021. Timings for essential shops as defined will be increased to 7 am to 3 pm,” he tweeted.
The chief minister also announced that shops related to house or building repairs, monsoon preparedness and stationery items will be allowed to open during the curfew period.
In addition, shops/stores related to house/building repairs, monsoon preparedness, or rain protection & stationary items will be allowed to open. 2/2
— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) June 5, 2021
The ongoing curfew was earlier extended on May 29.
Pramod Sawant had imposed the curfew in the coastal state from May 9 to May 23, in view of the steep surge in Covid-19 cases. The curfew was later extended to May 31.
Over 500 cases recorded on Saturday
Goa reported 567 new Covid-19 positive cases and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department. The total positive cases stand at 1,58,990.
So far, there are 8,216 active cases and 2,744 fatalities.
As many as 1,433 people recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,48,030. The recovery rate is presently at 93.11 per cent, the health department said.
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