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Homage To Morlem Senior

Improve COVID critical care systems for comorbid cases GOA recorded its first death from COVID-19 on Monday. The victim was an 85-year-old man from Morlem village in Sattari taluka with comorbid conditions. His death happened 88 days after the state recorded its first infection on March 25. The state witnessed seven cases in quick succession thereafter, all of whom recovered …

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Message To Police

Top cops must eliminate gangs to reclaim trust of the people After almost a year of lull, gang war surfaced in Goa again, which is a matter of very serious concern. In the wee hours of Saturday members of a gang attacked their rivals at Ubodando in the St Cruz village on the outskirts of Panaji. Though the attack was …

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Confusion On E-learning

State must provide learning to students without exposing them to risk of infection  Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has caused bemusement among teachers, students and parents by announcing that online classes, which have already been started for school students from the primary to higher secondary levels, were not compulsory! Till yesterday they were told no other way of teaching is possible …

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Protect COVID Warriors

Take better measures to keep policemen, doctors and nurses safe from coronavirus Three police constables, a female home guard and a doctor are among the latest victims of COVID-19 in the state. The bewildering thing is that the three constables were not on field duty where direct exposure to COVID-19 cases increases the risk of infection. They were deployed on …

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Multiplying Virus Risks

Mismanagement of pre-monsoon works can give the jaws of virus more teeth The timely arrival of monsoon might have given relief to people from the scorching summer heat but it has also added to their woes. Almost all parts of the state have witnessed waterlogging; the repairs of the roads have been washed away with the first showers. Huge craters …

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Post COVID Paradigm Shifts In Business

Business analysis has to be quick and comprehensive and strategy has to be for the short and medium term D C PATHAK It is interesting that both, the US and India have apparently chosen a similar strategy of economic revival by way of relaxing the corona lockdown even when the fight against the pandemic was still on. The logic is …

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Focus On Prevention

State government should make preventive mechanisms stronger to defeat the virus As coronavirus cases continue to rise alarmingly in the state, it is apparent that the preventive measures put in place by the state government so far to contain the spread of coronavirus have failed to yield the desired results. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Goa rose to …

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Missing COVID +Ve Man

Health officials must verify phone numbers and addresses of visitors THE state’s fight for containing the spread of coronavirus has been made tougher by unscrupulous individuals. A person who arrived in Goa from Delhi ten days ago and was tested on arrival has gone in hiding after he got the message that he was COVID-19 positive. Perhaps anticipating a positive …

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People’s Forts

Goa govt must devise a robust COVID containment strategy The coronavirus has spread to several parts of Goa. Every day the devil is putting out its shoots in villages and towns that had hitherto only lived under the fear of the virus hitting them. Now it has actually hit them. It is growing like Ravana’s head; a new head grows …

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E-learning Roadblocks

Monitoring needed to ensure e-teaching is student friendly THE extraordinary situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic has forced the educational authorities in the state to adopt extraordinary measures to ensure that school education continues uninterrupted and the syllabus is completed within the academic year. The state authorities have decided to start online education for the children as schools cannot …

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