Goa: Now, Agarwada takes U-turn on self-lockdown | Goa Information



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MAPUSA: Inside 24 hours of saying a seven-day shutdown, the Agarwada-Chopdem panchayat reversed its choice on Sunday.
A recent discover acknowledged that the sooner one stands withdrawn with fast impact. Sarpanch Pramod Gaonkar instructed TOI that “the Pernem police inspector known as us and instructed us that the panchayat has no powers to impose a lockdown”.
After that, “we held a gathering on Sunday and issued a recent discover cancelling the shutdown with fast impact,” mentioned Gaonkar.
The proposed shutdown within the village was from June 15 to 21.
The panchayat within the recent discover issued has known as upon most of the people, shopowners and different stakeholders to take care of particular distancing in any respect public locations and compulsorily use face masks to keep away from unfold of the coronavirus.
“Shopowner, stakeholder, homeowners of the rented premises will likely be held accountable for the unfold of corona illness within the jurisdiction of the village panchayat…,” the discover states.
As a precautionary measure, the panchayat physique held a joint assembly with the village improvement committee and villagers on Saturday the place it was unanimously determined to watch a week-long lockdown.
The panchayat then issued a discover stating {that a} choice for the lockdown has been taken by the physique below the Epidemic Act. The discover additionally states that each one retailers within the village will stay closed, excluding pharmacies, banks, cooperative societies, authorities places of work, dairies and medical clinics. Shopkeepers or others discovered violating the lockdown will likely be fined Rs 5,000 by the panchayat, the discover acknowledged. The sarpanch had instructed TOI that though no Covid-19 instances had to date been detected within the village, the choice was taken as a precautionary measure.
Sources mentioned {that a} villager had returned from Mumbai and was presently in dwelling quarantine.
It could be recalled that the village of Paliem, which borders Maharashtra, had gone in for five-day lockdown from June 10 after a suspected case was detected within the village.


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