Panaji, Mar 22: The Goa Government on Sunday extended the janata curfew by three more days. In a statement, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said, "It has been extended by three days by the Chief Minister.
A decision to extend it further will be taken by the CM at the end of the three day period." Earlier, roads and public spaces in Goa wore deserted look on Sunday as the coastal state observed ' janata curfew', a call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Beaches, market places and towns in the state were desolate.
The state government on Saturday had imposed Section 144 CrPC mandating that business establishments, including restaurants, be shut down on Sunday, account of the janata curfew. At 1700 hrs, people were seen clapping and clanging utensils, as requested by the Prine Minister Narendra Modi to thank the medical fraternity for their efforts to control the viral pandemic. "Everyone in the colony coming out at 5 pm today and clapping. I appreciate all the work they (medical fraternity) have done, not only in India, but all across Goa," the health minister said. (UNI)