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Goa announces 15-day curfew amid COVID-19 surge

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Goa announces 15-day curfew: Amidst the rising number of coronavirus cases, Goa government today announced that it would impose a 15-day curfew in the state from May 9 to contain the spread of the virus, new agency ANI reported.

The curfew will remain in force till May 23. As per the orders, essential services including medical supplies will be allowed. Grocery shops will remain open between 7am and 1pm. Further, restaurant takeaway orders will be allowed from 7am till 7pm.

During the curfew period, grocery shops can remain open from 9 am to 1 pm while there would be no restrictions on pharmacies and other medical facilities, said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. The decision to impose curfew had to be taken as people are disobeying existing restrictions, he told reporters. “Hardly 25 per cent of people have to actually move out of house. But we have seen people unnecessarily loitering outside,” he said.