GOA : Minister for ports and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo wants Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) policemen redeployed along the Calangute-Candolim beach stretch after tourism stakeholders complained that a large number of tourists are throwing Covid-19 precautions to the wind by not wearing masks or maintaining social distance
“The IRB personnel was removed from the beach because of the lockdown.
I’ve asked chief minister Pramod Sawant and the director general of police (DGP) to redeploy them on the beach to ensure tourists wear masks and maintain social distancing,” Lobo said on Monday.Calangute sarpanch Dinesh Simepuruskar said they are going to hold a meeting soon with Calangute police to discuss the matter. “We want the police to issue fines to tourists for not wearing masks and not maintaining social distance,” he said. Stakeholders said that though tourists wear masks when in their vehicles, once they step on the beach the masks are taken off as there are no police on the beach.
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