Vasco: The coastal police have started creating awareness among the fishermen and fishing community members, those residing in and around the vicinity of fishing jetties and beaches about the novel Corona virus (Covid-19).
Speaking to this daily, the superintendent of police coastal security, Dinraj Govekar informed that the coastal police have so far covered all the fishing jetties across the state in creating awareness over Covid-19.
“The fishing jetties right from Terekhol to Polem involving Malim, Khariwada, Chapora, Talpona, Cutbona and others has been covered up by the coastal police in creating awareness among the fishermen and fishing community members. The coastal police have sensitized the fishermen to wear masks and not to leave from their houses during the lockdown which is now extended till up to May 3,” said Govekar.
He further told that the fishermen and other crews working onboard fishing trawlers and canoes has been asked to maintain social distances in order to contain the spread of Covid-19. “Apart from fishing jetties, coastal police has also visited beaches across South and North Goa districts to sensitize the fishing communities over Covid-19,” disclosed Govekar.
Meanwhile, Govekar who is also the superintendent of police for traffic have told that pillions will be not allowed to travel by two-wheelers across the state, while driver and one more person will be allowed to travel by four-wheelers from April 20. “The occupant apart from a driver travelling by four-wheelers will be allowed to occupy rear seat and not the seat next to the driver,” informed Govekar. “The traffic police will strictly monitor the new rule of driving which will be applicable from April 20 all over state in view of lockdown,” informed Govekar.