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Not Wearing Mask May Yield Prison Term, Says Goa CM Pramod Sawant

File photograph of Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

Pramod Sawant additionally mentioned that lockdown was not an answer anymore, when requested whether or not the rise within the latest variety of circumstances in Goa merited one other section of lockdown.

  • IANS Panaji
  • Last Updated: June 30, 2020, 8:34 AM IST

The Goa authorities is mulling imprisonment for individuals not carrying masks and for not following social distancing norms, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant mentioned on Monday.

“We will be more strict. I have just instructed the police that if need be, for those not wearing masks, the fine amount will be increased and those who do not follow these instructions will also be put in jail,” Sawant instructed reporters late on Monday on the state secretariat.

Sawant additionally mentioned that lockdown was not an answer anymore, when requested whether or not the rise within the latest variety of circumstances in Goa merited one other section of lockdown.

“Maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask, not coming in close contact with other persons, using a sanitiser are the right precautions. A lockdown cannot be a precaution, it cannot be a solution,” Sawant mentioned.

The coastal state at the moment has 724 lively Covid-19 circumstances.


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