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Ignoring Omicron Threat, Jam Packed Goa Beach Video Goes Viral Amid Covid Surge

Watch: Massive Crowd Seen At Goa Beach For New Year Celebration Amid Worrying Covid Surge

Highlights:

  • Hundreds of people can be seen strolling on a road near Baga Beach in North Goa in the video.
  • According to officials, the enormous number of tourists has led in the COVID-19 positivity rate exceeding 10% on Sunday.
  • As per the records, 388 people have tested positive in Goa in the last 24 hours.

In a video which has gone viral on Twitter where a large crowd can be seen at a prominent tourist location in Goa, despite a concerning Covid rise. Since late December, Goa has experienced a significant influx of tourists, with revellers coming to the coastal state for the Christmas-New Year celebration season.

According to authorities, the large number of tourists has pushed up the COVID-19 positive rate, which reached 10% on Sunday.

“This is a Royal welcome to the Covid wave. Mostly tourists,” the Twitter user, who goes by the handle @Herman_Gomes, wrote.

Hundreds of people can be seen wandering on a road near Baga Beach in North Goa in the footage.

According to the Health Ministry, 388 people in Goa have tested positive in the previous 24 hours.

The new Covid cases brought the total in the coastal state to 1,81,570, with one fatality bringing the total to 3,523, it stated.

Thousands of domestic tourists flocked on Goa’s beaches, bars, and nightclubs to celebrate the New Year, despite the government imposing stricter restrictions to combat the latest variant of the coronavirus.

State officials have directed hotels, restaurants, and casinos to allow only visitors who have valid vaccination certificates or evidence of a negative test result.

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Swastika Dubey
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