Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Thursday, ruled out the imposition of night curfew in Goa, saying that imposing a night curfew just for the name's sake has no point.
"It's not like people are mixing in a big way. If we simply put it for name's sake and it is not followed, then there is no meaning," he said, after emerging from a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Central government officials and Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of other states.
He further said the tourist footfall in Goa has dwindled over the last few days and hotel occupancy has also reduced . "Hotel occupancy is less, fewer people are coming, flights are at only 50 per cent (occupancy). We have already put restrictions on gathering. People should wear masks and mantain social distancing," he said.
On Thursday, Goa reported 3,728 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day rise in the ongoing wave. The active case tally reached 16,887.