It was announced this morning that with effect today, the following restrictions will be imposed across the whole of Goa until the 6th March.
25th Jan until 5th Feb, all bars, restaurants, wine shops, shacks will close at 11pm and not open until 9am the next day.
From 6th Feb until 6th March all the above will close at 10pm and not reopen before 9am the next morning.
The 1st, 2nd & 3rd march along with the 6th March will be dry days.
Also on another negative note, there is a shortage of some drinks at the moment with some suppliers starting to run out of stock, the stocks of Kings are low, as are tuberg, I suggest anyone already here get yourself some stock in. Bars are trying to put stock aside as a precaution, but most have limited storage space, and the above change to opening hours may assist in supplies lasting a little longer, but this year the restrictions APPEAR to be harder than usual and likely to be more strictly enforced. The government also announced on Monday that 6,000 security enforcement officers (Police officers), will be brought into the state to assist with the District Magistrates Order.
Not currently the best news for the tourist industry here.