Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday reiterated that the coastal state won’t go for a lockdown, because the transfer will disrupt the financial actions. Sawant recalled that in the identical time final yr, the state had been beneath a coronavirus-induced lockdown, resulting from which the whole financial system had come to a standstill.
Financial actions are getting revived within the coastal state and one other lockdown will disrupt them, he mentioned. “There was drop within the assortment of the GST, whereas industries akin to tourism had suffered a jolt. We wish to keep away from the scenario,” the chief minister mentioned.
The virus can’t be managed merely with a lockdown, however with steps like prevention and vaccination, he mentioned. Sawant additional mentioned that the state authorities has written to the Union well being ministry looking for to calm down the age restrict for vaccination for folks from the tourism and media industries.
Goa had on Tuesday reported 387 contemporary coronavirus circumstances, taking the tally to 59,702, whereas the toll stood at 838. The coastal state at present has 2,471 energetic circumstances.