No night curfew in Goa, but ban on gatherings of more than 100 people in the open: CM

Panaji, January 07

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said there will be no night curfew in Goa for the time being but gatherings of more than 100 people have been banned in open places.

Goa on Friday reported 1,432 COVID-19 cases, taking the positivity rate (per 100 tested cases) to 21.72 per cent, up from 20.46 per cent a day earlier. In the coastal state, the number reached 1,86,198, while the toll rose to 3,530 with two deaths during the day.

“Gatherings of more than 100 people will not be allowed in any open space, while for indoor functions, the number of people should not exceed 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity. Public meetings of political parties have also been banned (assembly elections are due soon in the state),” Sawant told reporters.

He said that the number of cases is increasing but hospitalization is less, which is a positive sign.

The chief minister said a meeting would be held on January 26 to review the situation before deciding whether to continue with the restrictions or amend them. PTI