Panaji: The Goa government has extended the statewide Coronavirus curfew till 7 AM of August 2, 2021, in view of the pandemic situation. The curfew, which was first imposed on May 9, has since been extended from time to time considering the number of infections in the coastal state. “The State Level Curfew Order will be extended up to 7 am, 2nd August 2021,” Chief Minister Pramod Sawant tweeted.Also Read - Can Healthy Food Help in Preventing Covid-19 Infection and Death?

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Prior to this, the Goa government had extended the coronavirus curfew till July 26. The state government had, however, permitted the opening of bars and restaurants with 50% capacity and opening of religious places with up to 15 people. Also Read - Delhi School Reopening News: Resume Normal Classes For Primary, 6-8 Students, Demand Parents

Gyms were also allowed to operate with 50% capacity and shops & malls could open from 7 AM to 6 PM.

All schools and colleges continued to remain closed.

Goa Covid Cases

Goa’s COVID-19 tally reached 1,70,491 on Sunday after 75 cases were detected during the day, while the death toll rose by six to touch 3,132, an official said. The recovery count increased to 1,66,201 after 149 people were discharged from hospitals on Sunday, leaving the state with 1,158 active cases, he said.

With 3,448 samples being examined on Sunday, the number of tests in Goa went up to 10,30,783, he added.

Goa’s COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,70,491, new cases 73, death toll 3132, discharged 166201, active cases 1158, samples tested till date 10,30,783.