Days after a party organised for political workers by a ruling MLA caused embarrassment for the BJP-led coalition government, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that police had been orderd to crackdown even on house parties henceforth.
"Parties will have to stop, whether it is at homes and outdoors. Police inspectors have been instructed," Sawant told reporters in Panaji.
On Monday, Sawant had assured to probe party events, one organised by BJP MLA Glenn Ticlo for his political workers at a beach house and another music event in the beach village of Morjim, at which dozens of patrons, including foreigners, were in attendance.
Ticlo subsequently had said that he barely attended the event organised for BJP workers for a few minutes.
The state vigil against public gatherings comes at time when Goa has seen a spurt in cases related to Covid-19. The state currently has 759 active Covid-19 cases.