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Goa Govt Extends Covid-19 Curfew Till June 21; Shop Timings Increased

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample from a person for Covid-19 tests inside a mobile van. (Image: PTI)

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample from a person for Covid-19 tests inside a mobile van. (Image: PTI)

Goa recorded 472 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the caseload to 1,62,048.

Panaji: The Goa government on Saturday announced an extension of the coronavirus-induced “curfew" in the state till June 21 with some more relaxations. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the curfew will be extended up to 7 am on June 21. “Shops, including in panchayat and municipal markets, may open between 7 am to 3 pm. Marriage function with up to 50 persons have been permitted…," he said on Twitter late in the evening.

“Detailed order will be issued by District Collectors, he said. Goa recorded 472 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the caseload to 1,62,048. With 15 patients succumbing during the day, the death toll in the state reached 2,914.

Goa recorded 472 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the caseload to 1,62,048, a health department official said. With 15 patients succumbing during the day, the death toll in the state reached 2,914.

The number of recovered patients rose to 1,54,077 with 601 persons getting discharged from hospitals. The number of active cases in the state is 5,057, the official said. With 3,278 new coronavirus tests, the total of tests conducted in the state rose to 8,65,133.

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first published:June 12, 2021, 23:19 IST