Goa extends COVID-19 curfew till 21 June, but allows shops, local markets to stay open till 3 pm

Panaji: The Goa government on Saturday announced extension of the coronavirus-induced "curfew" in the state till 21 June with some more relaxations.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the curfew will be extended up to 7 am on 21 June.

"Shops, including in panchayat and municipal markets, may open between 7 am to 3 pm. Marriage function with up to 50 persons have been permitted," he said on Twitter late in the evening.

"Detailed order will be issued by District Collectors, he said.

Goa recorded 472 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the caseload to 1,62,048. With 15 patients succumbing during the day, the toll in the state reached 2,914.