Goa’s Shigmo Festival Has Been Cancelled Because Of The Increasing Covid Cases

The parades for Goa’s Shigmo festival has been cancelled due to the rise of Covid related cases in the state. It was supposed to take place in the first week of April. “Considering that cases have started increasing in the state and because at the end of the day everyone’s health is very important, the public Shigmo parades, which the government used to organize, have been cancelled,” Pramod Sawant, chief minister said.

“Religious Shigmo festivities that are held in temples and in villages can go ahead, but in a limited manner with restrictions. Public Holi celebrations which are planned will not happen, and if it is in a hotel, there must be restrictions. Even though gulal is a public festivity, we ask people not to do this. No public events should be held,” he added. Those who spent money on floats will be compensated for it. 

The chief minister also said that even during other festivals, weddings, and birthdays, SOP’s must be followed an taken seriously.

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