Panaji: Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo on Wednesday said that the State cannot take the risk of going back in lockdown mode by imposing stringent SOPs.
Speaking to reporters after the cabinet meeting, Lobo said that the State government has already increased the penalty for not wearing masks to Rs 200.
“We have started penalising the tourists not wearing masks and not adhering to social distancing. There is no need of stringent SOPs,” he said.
He said if that is done the State will go back to zero.
“People in coastal areas are now getting some business and we cannot risk the stringent SOPs. Tourists will be checked with thermal guns but we cannot ask for COVID19 certificate for now,” he said.