Panaji: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday said that considering the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Goa needs to go under lockdown on lines of states like Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Goa has been reporting more than 2,000 COVID-19 positive cases on daily basis. On Monday, 38 people succumbed to COVID-19 infection.
In a media statement released here, Rane said “In view of the surge in deaths due to COVID-19, we shall be holding an emergency meeting with the CM Dr. Pramod Sawant to deliberate on what stringent measures can be put in place.”
“In addition to the measures, Goa definitely needs to go under lockdown on lines of the other states like Maharashtra and Karnataka for a particular period. More than economic activities, the lives of the people matter to us,” he added.
Rane said that he is confident that CM will support us on this and we are able to save precious lives. “I will be discussing the same on top priority. The Government is doing its best, but it is up to the citizens also to follow all the SOPs,” he added.