Goa May Impose Restrictions on Entry of Tourists to the Coastal State Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases, Says State BJP President Sadanand Shet Tanavade

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Panaji, April 16: The steep spike in the number of Covid-19 cases is a "dangerous" trend and the Goa government is likely to place some restrictions on entry of tourists to the coastal state, Goa BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Friday.

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"The manner in which COVID-19 cases in Goa are rising, it does appear dangerous to some extent. I have spoken to the Chief Minister that there is a need for some restrictions. 100 per cent lockdown cannot be a solution. Some functions or big events involving huge gathering need to be controlled," Tanavade told reporters. Goa Launches 'Tika Utsav' to Maximise COVID-19 Vaccination in the state.

"People coming from outside should be checked. In this regard, some decision will be taken soon. I have spoken to him (CM) in this regard," Tanavade said.

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Goa recorded its highest tally of Covid-19 cases during the ongoing second wave with 927 persons testing positive in the state in the last 24 hours, according to state Health Ministry statistics.