In view of the pandemic scenario within the nation, Goa has imposed additional restrictions asking casinos, bars, sports activities complexes, river cruises, gyms, faculties, schools and weekly markets to stay closed from 6 am on May 3 till 7 am on May 10, nonetheless, important companies will likely be allowed.
An unprecedented 54 individuals succumbed to Covid-19 associated problems in Goa and a pair of,303 new infections had been reported within the final 24 hours, nonetheless, the well being ministry has claimed that 14 prior deaths had been included in Saturday’s listing resulting from a “technical glitch”.
As the overall variety of Covid-19 instances within the state crept nearer to the one lakh mark (Goa’s inhabitants is round 15 lakh), an Opposition MLA urged the Bombay High Court to suo moto lengthen the continuing lockdown by just a few extra days so as to stem the surge.
Earlier, minutes after the official statistics associated to new infections and Covid-19 associated deaths had been launched, the Health Ministry in a press release mentioned: (*7*)
Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat claimed that the BJP-led coalition authorities was making an attempt to cover the 14 deaths.
“It is clear that they tried to hide 14 deaths yesterday. Why? How many times in the past have they done it? Chief Minister Pramod Sawant must give an explanation about this,” Kamat mentioned, accusing the federal government of behaving in an “irresponsible manner”.
Amid the continuing Covid-19 lockdown — which ends on Monday morning — Opposition MLA Sudin Dhavalikar has urged the Bombay High Court to intervene within the “shoddy” Covid administration of the state and lengthen the lockdown suo moto, as beneficial by the Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association on Friday.
“The lockdown should be extended until everyone is vaccinated. The High Court should take up the matter suo moto and extend the lockdown to break the Covid-19 chain,” Dhavalikar demanded.
(With IANS inputs)
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