Panaji: Even because the Covid-19 instances proceed to shoot up in Goa crossing the 59,000 tally, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday dominated out one other lockdown within the coastal state stating this might have a cascading impact on financial actions.
Highlighting the revival of financial actions, Sawant stated one other lockdown in Goa will disrupt the identical. The Chief Minister reminded the complete economic system had come to a standstill throughout the identical time final yr when Goa was underneath a lockdown because of the novel coronavirus.
“There was drop within the assortment of the GST whereas industries similar to tourism had suffered a jolt. We need to keep away from the state of affairs,” PTI quoted Sawant as saying.
Asserting the virus can’t be managed merely with a lockdown however with apt steps like prevention and vaccination, the Chief Minister stated that his authorities has written to the Union Well being Ministry and sought leisure within the age restrict for vaccination for the individuals related to the tourism and media industries.
Earlier on Tuesday, the coastal state recorded 387 recent coronavirus instances, taking the tally to 59,702. Goa at the moment has 2,471 energetic instances whereas 838 individuals have to date misplaced their lives because of the virus.