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Goa extends curfew by a week till June 28

Sawant tweeted: “State Level Curfew will be extended till 7 am, 28 June 2021. Shops in Shopping malls, except cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, entertainment zones allowed to be open between 7 am to 3 pm. Fish market may also open.”

By: Express News Service | Panaji |
June 20, 2021 5:11:30 am
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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Saturday announced that the curfew in the state that was to be in place until June 21 had been extended till June 28.

Sawant tweeted: “State Level Curfew will be extended till 7 am, 28 June 2021. Shops in Shopping malls, except cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, entertainment zones allowed to be open between 7 am to 3 pm. Fish market may also open.”

The curfew that followed a four-day lockdown, was first imposed by the government on May 9 to May 23 and was subsequently extended. While grocery shops and shops selling other essential items were first permitted to stay open from 7 am to 1 pm, the time was later extended till 3 pm.

While malls, restaurants, bars, casinos, swimming pools continue to remain closed, the government Saturday allowed shops inside malls to also remain open from 7 am to 3 pm.

On Saturday, the test positivity rate in Goa was 8.70 per cent with an addition of 302 new cases. The total active cases in the state on Saturday was 3,473.

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