In the wake of a rise in Covid-19 cases in Goa, the state government on Monday, January 3, decided to close schools and colleges till January 26.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who chaired the Task Force's meeting on Covid-19 on Monday, said that the Goa government would also impose a night curfew in the state.
Sources have told Gomantak Times that night curfew will be imposed from January 7.
"It has been decided to close the physical sessions for classes 8 and 9 in schools from tomorrow till January 26," said Shekhar Salkar, a member of the Task Force.
Students of classes 11 and 12 would have to attend the school to take the vaccine against COVID-19. Once they are vaccinated, they need not attend the classes till January 26, Salkar said.
The colleges in the Goa would also be shut till January 26, he said.
The official further said the order for imposing night curfew between 11 pm and 6 am every day and the decision on it will be taken in day or two.
The weekly COVID-19 positivity in the state is around five per cent due to which the restrictions have been imposed, he said.
The state government would also enforce restrictions on indoor activities, he said.
On Sunday, Goa reported 388 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally in the state to 1,81,570, while one death raised the toll to 3,523, as per official data. Goa reported a 10.7 per cent COVID-19 positivity rate on Sunday.
(With Agency input)