India has reported 9,195 COVID-19 cases and 302 deaths in 24 hours, the government said on Wednesday. The country’s Omicron tally stands at 781. Delhi has reported the most number of cases of the new variant, with a tally of 238. Accordingly, there were new party rules in Goa issued by the CM.
Reports came in from Panaji on the 29th of December. The reports were according to the Press Trust of India. It proclaimed new party rules in Goa. It said that the Goa government will make it mandatory for people to be fully vaccinated.
They might also carry a COVID-19 negative report to attend parties or enter restaurants in the coastal state. This was stated by the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters, Sawant said district administrations will issue a notification to this effect by Wednesday evening. He said organizers of various events in the state would have to ensure that the guests carry these certificates.
He also said that his government was monitoring the COVID-19 positivity rate. Stringent decisions would be taken during the meeting of the task force. It was scheduled to be held on January 3 in case this rate rises.
The Goa government on Tuesday decided not to impose a night curfew in the coastal state for now. This was done so that the tourism business amid the Christmas-New Year festival season is not affected.
“Imposing immediate night curfew is not feasible being a tourist state. We will need time. We have appealed to tourists to take maximum precautions. The health department and police have been instructed to ensure COVID-19 norms are not violated,” he said. These were the new party rules in Goa.
On Tuesday, Goa reported a sudden spike in coronavirus cases with 112 people testing positive for the infection. The state health department said this. On Monday the coastal state had recorded 67 cases. The caseload on Tuesday rose to 1,80,229. On the other hand, the death toll reached 3,520 with one patient dying due to the infection. This was as per official data.
Ahead of the New Year celebration, there is currently about 90 percent occupancy in hotels in the state. Meanwhile, beaches are already overcrowded with revelers. This the tourism industry stakeholder said while talking about the new party rules in Goa.
Chartered flights from the UK have already started arriving in the state, after a nearly year-long gap due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) president Nilesh Shah said there have been five to seven percent cancellations in hotel bookings, but the season is “overall good”.
“The end of the year has always been a good season for the tourism industry. The hotel occupancy is around 90 percent during these days, which will increase by the New Year,” Shah told the Press Trust of India.
“It is a good sign that we are getting back to normalcy,” Shah said, adding that the tourism industry has learned to do business with COVID-19 protocols in place.
He said the commencement of the chartered flights has provided work to musicians, other artists, and tourist guides in the state during the current tourist season.