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Goa bans gathering of more than 100 people, not to impose night curfew

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Panaji: While refusing to impose night curfew in the state, Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that the gathering of more than 100 people in open spaces as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Sawant told reporters that the state will not impose night curfew as of now but instead the restrictions on the number of people would be put in place.

He said that gathering of more than 100 people would not be allowed in the open spaces, while when it comes to indoor functions, the number of people should not exceed 50 per cent of the capacity, at any given time.

He said that the restrictions are also imposed on the public meetings of the political parties.

The chief minister said that the number of cases are increasing in the state but there is no hospitalization, which is a positive sign.

Sawant said that two circulars have been issued in the past by District Administration and Tourism department respectively related to COVID-19 which includes closing of the schools.

He said that the State government will conduct a meeting on January 26 to review the situation before deciding whether to continue with the curbs or amend them.

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