Panaji: Goa government will impose a State wide 15-day-long curfew from May 09 till May 24 with stricter curbs in place.
In a notification issued on Saturday, the State Administration has banned several activities in the state while allowing the essential services, hospitality sector and medical facilities to be operational.
The notification mentions that Casinos, Bars, restaurants, shops (except selling groceries), sports complex, auditoriums, community hall, river cruises, waterparks, entertainment parks, gyms, massage parlours, saloon, cinema hall, theatres, multiplexes, entertaiment zones within the shopping malls, swimming pools, schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions, religious places and markets will remain shut.
The government has also made it mandatory to have COVID-19 negative certificate or vaccination certificate for those non-residents entering in the state.
During the curfew, the shops selling medicines, drugs, groceries, animal fodder, public distribution system, standalone liquor shops and related activities will be open from 7 am till 1 pm.
There is no ban on Banks, Insurance, Customs clearance, ATMs, microfinance institutions etc, the notification reads.
The curfew does not ban the medical and health services, veterinary hospitals, and laboratories.