Quiet roads, empty streets mark first day of lockdown

The Panaji municipal market remained partially closed on Friday.



People generally stayed indoors and streets across the state were largely bereft of vehicles on Day 1 of the four-day lockdown, which has been imposed in order to break the chain of coronavirus transmission.

However, several establishments other than the essential services remained open all over
the state.

Though most of the citizens preferred to stay inside their homes, members of the working class, however, were seen travelling to their offices. Despite the deployment of police personnel all across the state to keep a check on the movement of public, people at many places could be seen moving out for shopping, as several establishments, restaurants, wine shops etc conducted business as usual.

The state government imposed the lockdown from Thursday evening. Goa has been witnessing over 3,000 COVID-19 positive cases every day since the last few days with 40 to 50 per cent positivity rate and 20-30 deaths linked to the dreaded virus
reported daily.