New Delhi: The Goa government has made it mandatory for people to carry complete vaccination or a COVID-19 negative report to enter the coastal state amid rising infections. omicron case
“Casinos, cinema halls, auditoriums, river cruises, water parks and entertainment parks will operate at a maximum capacity of 50 per cent,” said an order issued by the Goa government.
Goa government announces new restrictions to contain #COVID-19 spread
Casinos, cinema halls, auditoriums, river cruises, water parks and amusement parks will operate at a maximum capacity of 50%
Possessing a negative COVID certificate for getting fully immunized or entering the state pic.twitter.com/RLr8HpA1WQ
— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2021
Even though several states have brought back the night curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Goa government has decided against it for now so that tourism business is not affected ahead of the New Year festivities.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had said earlier in the day, “It has been made mandatory for parties and restaurants to have 100 per cent vaccination or Covid negative certificate. Otherwise you will not be allowed to host an event.”
The coastal state has witnessed an influx of tourists in the past one week due to Christmas and New Year celebrations. At present, hotels in the state have around 90 per cent occupancy, while beaches are already crowded with tourists, PTI reported.
On Wednesday, Goa recorded a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases, with 170 people testing positive for the infection, the state health department said. On Tuesday, 112 cases were reported.