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COVID-19: Goa govt extends curfew in state till June 7

Goa has 15,326 active COVID-19 cases. with over 1,35,560 people have recovered from the viral infection and 2,570 fatalities.

Empty streets during COVID-19/Coronavirus lockdown (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi: Goa government on Saturday extended the ongoing Covid curfew in the state till June 7.”Government of Goa has decided to extend the curfew till 7 am of June 7 2021. The orders regarding the same shall be issued by respective District Collectors,” tweeted chief minister Pramod Sawant.

The current restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the virus ends on May 31. According to Union Health Ministry, Goa has 15,326 active COVID-19 cases. with over 1,35,560 people have recovered from the viral infection and 2,570 fatalities.

Earlier, the Kerala government also extended the lockdown in the state till June 9. The government took the decision as the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 was scheduled to end tomorrow (May 30).

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India reported less than 2-lakh cases in the last 24 hours after a slight peak on May 27. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country reported 1,73,790 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday (May 29). 

2,84,601 discharges & 3,617 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, as per the Health Ministry. The new COVID-19 cases pushed the country’s total tally to 2,77,29,247. Active caseload further declines to 22,28,724 with active cases decrease by 1,14,428 in the last 24 hours. 

The total discharges stand at 2,51,78,011 while the death toll is at 3,22,512. The recovery rate has increased to 90.80%. The weekly positivity rate is currently at 9.84%, daily at 8.36%, less than 10% for 5 consecutive days, as per the Ministry.

The vaccination tally in the country reached 20,89,02,445. The spike in new cases crossed the 4-lakh mark in the country on April 30. The cases have been rising since mid-April and had crossed the 3 Lakh mark within a week.

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(With ANI inputs)


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