Mapusa: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Goa President Sadanand Tanavade on Friday hinted at the State government going in for stricter curbs to control spread of COVID-19 in the state during next couple of days.
Talking to reporters in Mapusa, Tanavade ruled out complete lockdown in the coastal state, while asserting that “stringent restrictions need to be taken to control the spread of virus.”
Goa reported 927 new infections on Friday, which is the highest in the recent times.
“The way the number of COVID-19 cases are on rise, it sounds dangerous situation. The party has already discussed with CM that the state should go in for certain restrictions,” Tanavade said.
He said that hundred per cent lockdown is not a solution but there should be stricter control on holding of the mass events like weddings.
“There is also a demand that people who arrive from outside the state should be checked. Government will take the decision in this regards in next two days,” he said.
Tanavade ruled out the possibility of postponing the upcoming municipal elections claiming that the rise in cases is a nationwide phenomenon.
“Elections will happen as per the schedule. It will not be postponed. Elections are happening all over India,” he said.