Panaji: Goa witnessed total shut down for the second consecutive day on Monday as the state government extended ‘Janata Curfew’ by another three days on Sunday to curb spread of Coronavirus.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday had announced that Janata Curfew will remain in force for next three days, till intervening night of March 25-26.
All the markets, shops, establishments, offices, religious places remained shut down. State government has announced three-day-long public holiday for government and private sector, so that the people stay indoor.
The civic bodies of Panaji and Margao on Sunday had announced that they will keep markets open for three hours on Monday morning, but they were forced to revert back their decision by the state government.
During the day on Monday, hospital and health services, pharmacies, only essential government services like police, health, electricity and water supply will be operational.
The state government on Monday announced that the milk booths would be kept open along with the fuel pumps.
The state government has announced that the banks will be closed along with all the private establishments.
State government has also shut down the private and government run bus service.
Due to Janata Curfew, the beaches have remained shut down.
State police department has heightened patrolling across the state to ensure that miscreants don’t take advantage of the situation.
Meanwhile, the state borders remained sealed for any kind of vehicular movement except for essential commodities.
Goa shares border with Maharashtra and Karnataka.
On Sunday night, Sawant paid surprise visit to state border at Keri village in North Goa to see the implementation of the state government’s order.
Goa has also postponed all the examinations and schools are shut down till further order.
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