Amid a rising spate of Covid-19 cases in Goa and taking a cue from last year's chaos, the ruling BJP has altered its election campaign strategy by postponing public meetings and focussing on small gatherings and door-to-door campaigning.
BJP Goa party president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said that BJP will focus on small gatherings instead of public meetings.
"We have postponed some meetings that were supposed to be held across the next week. We will focus on small gatherings and door to door campaigning. Today's two meetings have been cancelled," Tanavade told reporters, adding that the party had planned a public meetings up to January 10.
Assembly polls are scheduled to be held in Goa in February along with four other states.
On Thursday, daily-Covid-19 cases continue to soar as Goa reported 971 new infections and two deaths, taking the positivity rate to 20.46 per cent, 3 per cent up from Wednesday. With new cases, the active caseload in the state has reached 4613.