Minimum 15-day lockdown needed to break infection chain: Health officials tell government

A senior health official said that they have informed the state government that at least 15 days of lockdown is necessary to break the infection chain. The state’s uptick in new infections, as well as mortalities, has been unstoppable so far, and the government has been slow in imposing restrictions even for the towns that are overflowing with cases, such as Margao, Porvorim, and Calangute, he said. All three towns with high commercial activities have a caseload of over 1,000 cases.