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Goa’s beaches packed with domestic tourists as India tightens COVID rules

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By Sunil Kataria CALANGUTE, India (Reuters) – Thousands of Indian tourists have thronged the beaches, pubs and nightclubs of Goa to see in the New Year, even as the government imposed tougher restrictions to curb the latest variant of the coronavirus. India’s suspension of international commercial flights due to the pandemic has boosted domestic tourism, with hotels and restaurants in popular destinations such as Goa enjoying roaring trade. However, a spike in COVID-19 infections prompted India to tighten restrictions on Thursday, including night curfews in all major cities. In Goa, authoritie…

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