Goa CM Says : Facing criticism for not imposing lockdown

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Panaji, April 24 : Claiming that he was facing criticism for not imposing a lockdown in the state, which is facing a Covid surge, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that a lockdown would impede economic activity in the state, which would lead to job losses and a revenue drop.

“I am facing a lot of criticism for not imposing a lockdown, from the opposition and from others. But lockdown is not a solution, as we have to keep economic activity ongoing else people will lose their jobs like last year and the State’s revenue drops,” Sawant said.

“Instead people should stay at home and not venture out unless necessary,” the Chief Minister also said, in his address to the state on the occasion of his birthday.

Sawant also said that the state government was in the process of setting up an oxygen generation plant at Goa’s top health facility, the Goa Medical College near Panaji.

“The plant will be made operational in 15 days,” he added.

IANS / AGENCY

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