Panaji: Goa remained totally shut down as the state observed nationwide lockdown announced by Prime minister Narendra Modi.
Except for the pharmacies and hospitals, rest all the facilities remained shut down with police patrolling the streets to ensure that no one ventures out.
The lockdown was imposed from mid-night.
State government has appealed the people to stay indoor while assuring that they will make arrangements to provide grocery at doorstep.
Chief minister Pramod Sawant said that those who wants to help government during this time as volunteer can approach nearby police station. They would be screened for infection and then allowed to function as volunteers to provide essentials.
Sawant said that those who will be misusing the passes would be punished severely.
State government has also asked the fair price shop owners to approach local deputy collector office and get the required permission to do home delivery of the goods.
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