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Panaji:Goa government on Wednesday announced night curfew in the state till April 30 between 10 pm till 6 am. From today onwards.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant after chairing the high level meeting comprising of State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, Revenue Minister Jeniffer Monserratte announced several curbs in the state.

Sawant said that the night curfew would be imposed in the state from 10 pm till 6 am during which commercial vehicles transporting essential goods would be allowed to ply. The curfew and other curbs would be in force till April 30 after which the state government will review the situation, he said.

“Public will not be allowed to be on the road during the curfew,” he added.

The state government has ordered that  Casinos, Bar and Restaurant,River cruise, water park, entertainment park, theatre,  gym, parlours will run with 50 per cent capacity.

Sawant announced that upcoming tenth and twelfth standard examination of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education would be postponed to next date.

He said that the Board will inform the students 15 days in advance before announcing the next date.

The chief minister said that schools and colleges would be closed except for holding online examination.

Sawant said that the upcoming elections for five municipal councils will be held as per the schedule. He said that the polling and counting would be held with necessary COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.

The chief minister said that Temples, Mosques and Churches are barred from having mass gatherings but can continue the rituals with limited people.

Sawant said that the wedding functions cannot have more than 50 people in their ceremony. The chief minister said that the cremation ceremony should not exceed more than 20 people participating in it.

The chief minister said that there is no ban on the industries and other economic activities.

He said that after considering the number of cases, the district administration will declare micro-containment zones.

Sawant said that certain areas in the coastal belt would be declared as micro-containment zones. “These zones are mapped after conducting day to day study by the concerned department.”

He said that the services like petrol pump, pharmacies to remain open during the curfew.

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