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Despite Goa being classified as a Green Zone, government over there is still taking extreme precautions vis-à-vis COVID-19 outbreak. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday tweeted, “With the efforts of our #CoronaWarriors and support of the people of Goa, our state has now been classified as a green zone by the Govt. of India. The war against COVID-19 is far from over.”
The government said customers not wearing masks would not be eligible to get ration or fuel. The decision was taken during a meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC), which was chaired by Chief Secretary Parimal Rai on Thursday.
The committee decided use of masks or face cover needs to be implemented strictly in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The statement read, “To enable this, the state should launch a campaign, like ''no mask-no petrol'' or ''no mask-no ration.”