Goa came to a near standstill on Friday, roads turned empty and streets bore an silence as citizens adhered to the government’s call for a three day lockdown to try and slowdown the spread of the novel coronavirus.
From Pernem to Pollem, the state bore a deserted look with only those employed with essential services venturing out. Unlike the first unprepared lockdown that the state was thrust into, this time around essential food items, chemists and hospitals remained open.
“We deployed our staff since last night to curtail non-essential movement. We had identified certain important points in the first lockdown and we have deployed officers round-the-clock at these locations,” North Goa superintendent of police Utkrisht Prasoon said.
“Thanks the people of Goa for their cooperation in ensuring a lockdown. They have shown extraordinary restraint by staying at home and staying safe,” DGP Mukesh Kumar Meena said.
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