PANAJI: The State Administration has issued order extending State Level Curfew upto 7am, 19 July 2021, with further relaxations that will allow opening of gym with 50% capacity, sports complex without spectators, religious places with upto 15 persons.
The curfew was first imposed on May 9 this year and has been extended several times since then. The coastal state witnessed an infection positivity rate of as high as 51 percent during the second wave of the pandemic, which later dipped.
The following activities/establishment/facilities/events shall remain closed: a. Casinos,
b. Shops from 7 pm to 7 am (home delivery of all these items, except
liquor, will be allowed anytime).
c. Auditoriums/community halls or similar places.
d. River cruises/waterparks/entertainment parks,
e. Spa/massage parlours.
f. Cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes, entertainment zones within
g. Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions for students (however, examinations of college students and holding competitive examinations will be permitted with the approval of the Government), h. Weekly market.
2. The following activities will be prohibited:
a. Social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural. marriage functions, and other congregations, (except for events upto 100 people or 50 percent of hall capacity, whichever is less, with the approval of DM/SDM).
b. Gathering of five or more persons at public places, except for official functions or with permission from DM/SDM.
e. Inter-state movement for persons except
i.For those carrying Covid negative test report for a test done a
maximum of 72 hours prior to entering in Gioa, Persons entering in Goa for medical emergencies on production of proof therefore, ii.
iii. Two drivers and one helper per goods vehicle. However, the Police or the other authorities will have to sean such persons with the thermal guns to see whether they display any symptoms and if they display any symptoms then the Police or the other authorities should deny access to such persons within the State of Goa.
d. Use of buses with a maximum capacity of 50%
. The following shall be exceptions to the certain restrictions/prohibitions at para 1 & 2:
a. Shops selling medicines/drugs and related activities.
b. Bars and restaurants upto 50 percent of the seating capacity from 7
am to 9 pm..
Indoor gyms upto 50 percent capacity.
d. Sports complexes (indoor or outdoors) without spectators. e. Banks, insurance, custom clearance. ATMs, microfinance institutions,
f. Religious places upto 15 persons with compliance of Covid appropriate behaviours, including use of masks and social distancing.
g. All medical and health services/institutions (including AYUSH and Veterinary Hospitals, and laboratories) to remain functionals, h. Operations of homes for children/physically challenged/intellectually
challenged/senior citizens/destitutes/women/widows, etc. i. Observation homes, after care homes and places of safety for
juveniles, etc.. j. All facilities in the supply chain of goods, whether involved in wholesale or retail of such goods through local stores, large brick and mortar stores or e-Commerce companies.
k. Cold storage and warehousing services,
1. Canteens/restaurants on the premise of the permitted establishments catering to only inhouse staff/residents may remain functional,
m. All industries/factories and related activities,
n. All constructions and related activities, including repairs.
o. Shops/stores related to house/building repairs, monsoon preparedness.
or rain protection.
p. Agricultural and related activities,
q. Offices of Central and State Government offices, their attach and subordinate offices. PSUS, local bodies, and related activities, Courts: and their related activities, functioning of airport and railways and related activities.
r. Public utilities (including petroleum, CNG, LPG, PNG), power generation, and transmission units, post and courier office water. sanitation and related activities, including vehicles re hops, etc… re
s. Hotels and hospitality sector, for inhouse guests/residents/staff.
t. The print and electronic media, and related activities,
u. Telecommunication and internet services, and related activities,
v. LPG cylinder services:
4. The following advisory is issued for strict compliances:
a. All persons above 18 years of age are advised to get themselves
vaccinated at the nearby vaccination centre:
b. All non-government employers are advised to actively plan for and promote work from home for the employees working in their shops/establishments/factories and physical presence should be sought only if essential.
c. All employers should enforce staggered timings for arrival and
departure of their employees, and all covid appropriate
behaviour/norms should be enforced at the workplaces.
d. All employers are advised to ensure that employees with symptoms.
like cough, cold, fever, or if they are short of breath, etc., are to
remain home and take appropriate medical care,
e. Crowding in lifts, staircases, corridors, common areas including
refreshment kiosk and parking areas is to be strictly avoided. f. Divyangs and parents with children having special needs are advised
to work from home.
Additional restrictions imposed in Covid Containment Zones shall remain in
Any person contravening this order shall be punishable under Section 188 of
the Indian Penal Code and Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. Given under my hand and seal on this 11″ day of July, 2021.