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Goa beaches, streets empty as people support 'Janata curfew'

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Streets and beaches remained empty in Goa on Sunday morning in view of the 14-hour 'Janata curfew' initiated to check the spread of coronavirus.

Except for the essential services, everything else including bus services, commercial establishments, restaurants, markets and places of worship were shut and people remained inside their homes.

The Goa Church cancelled its Sunday masses all over the coastal state to avoid crowding.

Prominent temples, including the Mangueshi temple, the Mahalsa Narayani temple at Mardol and the Kamakshi temple in North Goa district were shut.

Leaders cutting across party lines have supported the 'Janata curfew' call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Goa has not reported a single case of coronavirus. Till Saturday, only one patient was in isolation at a hospital.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday announced a slew of measures, including shutting down of roadside eateries and partial restrictions on government and private offices till March 31, to check the spread of the deadly virus.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 22 2020. 09:48 IST