Coronavirus outbreak: Goa Zilla Parishad polls scheduled for 24 March postponed, new date to be announced later, says State Election Commissioner

The move, announced by Modi during a national address on Thursday, seeks to keep people indoors between 7am and 9pm on Sunday in a bid to stall the spread of the novel coronavirus

Press Trust of India March 20, 2020 19:56:10 IST
Coronavirus outbreak: Goa Zilla Parishad polls scheduled for 24 March postponed, new date to be announced later, says State Election Commissioner

Panaji: The Goa Zilla Parishad polls scheduled for 24 March has been postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and a new date for it would be announced later, State Election Commissioner RK Srivastava said on Friday after a meeting with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

Coronavirus outbreak Goa Zilla Parishad polls scheduled for 24 March postponed new date to be announced later says State Election Commissioner

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The polls were originally scheduled for 22 March but had to be pushed back on Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a voluntary shutdown on Sunday called 'Janta curfew'.

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The move, announced by Modi during a national address on Thursday, seeks to keep people indoors between 7am and 9pm on Sunday in a bid to stall the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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