Coronavirus-induced state-level curfew extended till July 19 in Goa: CM Pramod Sawant

Pramod Sawant annouced the ease in restrictions will now allow opening of gyms with half of their capacity

Pramod Sawant, the chief minister of Goa, on Sunday announced the extension of the Coronavirus-induced curfew in the state up to July 19. However, the latest order also eases certain restrictions as well.

As per the announcement, the ease in restrictions will now allow the opening of gyms with half of their capacity.

Also, sports complexes will witness players in action but without any spectators allowed as of now.

Meanwhile, the religious places are also allowed to allow the attendance of people, but with the rider of entry to 15 persons at a time.

“The State Level Curfew Order will be extended up to 7 am, 19 July 2021, with further relaxations that will allow the opening of the gym with 50% capacity, sports complex without spectators, religious places with up to 15 persons,” the chief minister wrote on his official Twitter handle.

On Sunday, Goa reported 131 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths during the last 24 hours. There were 241 recoveries during the last 24 hours which took the number of total recoveries in the state to 1,63,771. The recovery rate in the state stood at 97.07 percent.

According to a daily bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Services (DHS), with the new cases, the number of total confirmed cases in the state increased to 1,68,716 while the number of total deaths shot up to 3097.

At present, the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the state stands at 1848.

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