In view of rising Covid-19 cases, the Goa government has decided to impose the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, from Saturday under which Public gathering shall be restricted to 50 per cent of the seating capacity and a maximum of 100 people for open area, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday, January 7.
"Restrictions are very necessary. Instead of a night curfew, we will prefer no mass gathering. There will be no political meeting or public meeting. So from tomorrow onwards, no permission will be given for the gathering of more than 100 people for open areas. For indoor setting, only 50 per cent of the seating capacity," Sawant told reporters.
The Goa government also stated that they will not be imposing a night curfew for now.
The State Government shall review the Covid restrictions on January 26.
On Friday, Goa reported the biggest single-day rise of 1,432 new Covid-19 cases, witnessing its highest single-day spike since May. The death toll increased to 3,530 after two patients succumbed to the infection.
Goa's Covid positivity rate rose to 21.72 per cent after 6592 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.