Panaji: Goa government on Saturday issued the orders imposing section 144 of CrPC throughout the state as a measure to curb spread of Coronavirus.
State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters that section 144 of CrPC was imposed throughout the state, which has to be strictly adhered to, in order to avoid any community spread of the virus.
The health minister also announced that the state government has issued order banning inter state transport from Saturday night onwards except to that of essential commodities. He said that the cars carrying families, may be allowed to enter the borders, that too, only after they are checked for Coronavirus symptoms.
Goa shares the border with Maharashtra and Karnataka, both the states have confirmed positive cases of Coronavirus infection.
Speaking about the prohibitory orders, Rane said that the district collectors will implement the imposition of section 144 of CrPC which bans the gathering of more than five people. He said that private events like marriages are also banned till further orders.
The health authorities, he said, have also imposed several restrictions at state run Goa medical college and hospital near here.
Rane said that special passes would be issued to the visitors at GMCH, while visiting hours for the relatives of the patients have been suspended.
Meanwhile, state health department will issue show cause notice to a private hospital which had refused to entertain a patient who was suspected to be carrying Coronavirus infection.
Rane said that if the hospital continues committing same mistake, their licence would be suspended.
State government has also decided to crack down on those who forward fake messages on Coronavirus. He said that the mobile numbers of such people who forward the messages would be tracked down and police case would be filed against them.
Goa has no positive case of coronavirus infection till date.
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