Amid rumours of a attainable lockdown in Goa, state ports minister Michael Lobo clarified that the state won’t shut down for tourism. He additionally appealed to the folks to not fall prey to pretend messages circulating on Whatsapp which declare that tourism companies within the state can be impacted as a result of an impending lockdown.
Terming it as “false information”, Lobo mentioned that Goa couldn’t afford one other lockdown. He urged folks to proceed following precautionary measures with a purpose to assist maintain companies and livelihoods linked to tourism-related companies.
“Somebody is spreading false information that from December 27 to March 21, Goa will probably be below lockdown for tourism. This can be a false information. They’re attempting to drive away, no matter little companies are working within the state,” the Minister instructed reporters on Sunday.
“Each Goans and vacationers shouldn’t suppose that we’re getting in for an additional lockdown or something like that. There isn’t a (risk) of a curfew. There isn’t a lockdown,” he mentioned.
His response after messagges on social media claimed that Goa was headed for a shut down in wake of constructive instances being detected amongst individuals who had returned from the UK over the past week.
Almost two dozen out of the 900 odd passengers who had returned to Goa from the UK, till the ban on flights emanating from the European nation, have examined constructive.
Goa’s tally of lively Covid-19 instances stands at round 944, whereas 731 individuals have died after testing constructive within the state.