Panaji: Goa Government on July 4 announced the decision to extended the current COVID-19 curfew for another week till July 12, while granting permission to several relaxations. The government said that restaurants and bars will be allowed to stay open between 7 am to 9 pm with up to 50 per cent seating capacity.
This above-mentioned decision comes as a respite for bar and restaurant owners as these were prohibited to serve customers for more than a month due to the recent surge in Coronavirus cases. However, restaurant kitchens were allowed to operate for deliveries and takeaways.
Malls and shops will be allowed to remain open from 7 am to 6 pm. Previously, they were allowed to operate till 3 pm.
Meanwhile, saloons and other outdoor sports complexes and stadiums have also even given permission to open.
However, educational institutions, cinema halls, auditoria, casinos, gyms, spas, indoor sports complexes will remain closed. Visitors will not be allowed at religious places.
The current COVID-19 curfew was first imposed on May 9 in Goa.
India’s COVID-19 Tally
India on Sunday (July 4) reported 43,071 new Covid-19 cases down from 44,111 cases up reported on the previous day, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare statistics. The cases went down by nearly 1000 as compared to the previous day. 955 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, an increase from 738 deaths reported for the same period on Saturday.
On discharges, 52,299 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 2,96,58,078 patient recoveries. Active cases in the country declined from 4,95,533 on Saturday to 4,85,350 on Sunday.
As many as 41,82,54,953 samples have been tested so far in the country, out of these 18,38,490 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.