Many resorts and hotels are still holding on to their outstation staff in the hope that operations can restart once the situation improves
Calangute: People in the Calangute-Candolim beach-belt are hopeful that the current lockdown announced by the panchayat, which ends on May 9, yields favourable results and the Covid-19 situation improves so that there is no extension.
Sources in the tourism industry said that many resorts and hotels, which have been told not to take in new guests, are still holding on to their outstation staff in the hope that operations can restart once the situation improves.
“A few restaurants are open for takeaway, but many are shut as there are no tourists. Though the current situation is going from bad to worse, some owners have retained their staff as things may improve by next month. Beach shack staff have all gone back to their native states,” Shacks Owners Welfare Society, general secretary, John Lobo said.”
“Some resorts are shut and some are…