Panaji: Goa government on Sunday extended the Janata Curfew by another three days exempting essential services from the purview of the restrictions in the wake of Coronavirus scare.
Chief Minister’s office said that Janata Curfew has been extended to March 23, 24 and 25 in the state. “But essential services would be exempted from the curfew. Detailed circular would be issued by General Administration Department later in the evening,” he said.
Goa successfully observed Janata Curfew call given by Prime minister Narendra Modi. All the cities, bus stands, beaches, religious places and others remained empty during the day.
Chief minister Pramod Sawant thanked people for observing Janata Curfew peacefully and staying indoors during the entire day.
He said that the curfew has to be extended to avoid spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, the health and other emergency services continued working on Sunday. The passenger flow on the state’s airport was considerably low.
The number of flights flying from Goa airport was reduced to 18 from 77, while three chartered flights ferried back 1,000 foreigners on Sunday.
Goa Airport Director Gagan Malik said that total 1,000 foreigners left back to their country on Sunday through three chartered flights to the destinations in Russia and Uk.
State has witnessed hundred per cent response to the call of Janata Curfew given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Meanwhile, as against the daily flights of 77, Goa airport saw traffic of only 18 flights on Sunday, he said.
“Airport Authority of India operations and housekeeping staff were on duty as usual to help Airlines and the passengers,” he said.
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