GOA: Health minister Vishwajit Rane appealed to people to keep their Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations low-key in view of the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases. “This is not the time for celebration. If you do not have Ganesh celebrations on a regular scale, it will not make you less religious or it does not imply that a person lacks religious sentiments,” Rane said as Goa witnessed the highest single-day spike of 570 cases.
“My appeal to the people of Goa is that they should personalise their celebrations and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government in toto,” he said. Stating that not just this month, but September too, will witness a sharp rise in cases, Rane said, “It is not possible for the government to keep a tab on every person. I’m expecting the cases to increase in large numbers and hence people must be very careful.”
The News 24 Goa