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Goa government announces extension of lockdown restrictions till May 31, what’s allowed, what’s not

 Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday announced the extension of the Covid-19 curfew till May 31.

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Panaji, First Published May 21, 2021, 3:36 PM IST

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday (May 21, 2021) announced that the state government is extending its ongoing Covid-19 restrictions till May 31 in the view of Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are extending state curfew to May 31. Norms will continue as they were,” CM Pramod Sawant said.

"We don't want to mix up the two infections. A separate treatment protocol will be worked out for mucormycosis patients," the Chief Minister said.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant added that a separate 25-bed ward will be dedicated to treat people suffering from the fungal infection, which is prevalent in Covid-19 patients who have recovered. "Places such as Delhi were bifurcating the cases of black fungus from coronavirus cases," he said.

Earlier, a state-level curfew was imposed in Goa from May 9 to May 23. Stores selling essential items, including grocery stores will be allowed to remain open from 7 am to 1 pm, he said. Medical stores will also be functional, and restaurant kitchens will be allowed to stay open from 7 am to 7 pm during the curfew period.

Activities including social, political, sports, entertainment, academic and cultural functions and other congregations; a gathering of five or more persons in public places and use of buses except for people going for duty or medical emergencies (with a maximum capacity of 50%) will be prohibited.

Last week, as many as 75 Covid-19 patients succumbed to the Covid-19 virus at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). The state government had cited 'logistic issues' related to the supply of medical oxygen for the deaths even though the exact cause is yet to be revealed.

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