COVID-19 cases in Goa, State Port Minister Michael Lobo on
Wednesday said he will be requesting Archbishop of Goa to
delay the reopening of churches.
As per the guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of
Home Affairs, all places of worship will be open to public
starting June 8 since the COVID-19 lockdown is being relaxed
in a phased manner.
The minister said he would be requesting Archbishop of
Goa Felipe Neri Ferrao to delay the reopening of churches
considering fresh cases of coronavirus being detected in the
Goa is home to 100-odd churches, which have remained
closed for mass gatherings during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Meanwhile, the state government has declared Mangor
Hill area in Vasco town as a containment zone after several
positive cases started emerging here.
According to official records, till Tuesday, six
people were tested positive for the deadly infection, while
health authorities have taken up a massive drive to collect
samples of residents in the area.
The state government has already announced that
hotels and resorts will not open in the state for another one
month, Lobo said.
“The state government will review the situation and
may even put more stringent measures in place,” he said. PTI
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