Breaking News

Editorial

A Tight Monitoring

The govt must also engage police, youth in vigiliance of quarantined Even as the cases of coronavirus  increase in substantial numbers every day, the state government has framed a new standard operating procedure (SOP) for people coming to Goa by air, train or road that may open doors for cheating, misrepresentation and cover-up by suspects. All persons entering Goa would …

Read More »

People-Government Gap

Goa govt must actively involve  people in fight against COVID-19 THERE is no respite from the surge in coronavirus cases in the state. Over the past few days, the health officials have detected more than 230 cases. As many as 33 cases were detected on Sunday, a majority of them (30) from the hotspot at Mangor Hill. The number of …

Read More »

Virus Is Winning

New ideas needed to stop surge in COVID-19 cases The coronavirus infection rate and the mortality arising from it are growing in alarming proportions in India. Single-day spike has been soaring and soaring for the past several weeks. The country recorded 9,971 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours as per the official figures released on Sunday morning. The number of …

Read More »

Holes In COVID Armour

Goa must make COVID negative certificate compulsory for truckers The recent spurt in coronavirus positive cases in the state, especially in the Mangor Hill area of the port town of Vasco, warrants not only a more comprehensive and secure handling of the epidemic by the state government but also by the citizens and doctors. It has come to light that …

Read More »

What Went Wrong

Epidemiologists suggest a midcourse   correction in war against coronavirus Three eminent experts representing professional associations of doctors have concluded that the central government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic had major drawbacks from the very beginning. These experts, who represent the Indian Public Health Association, the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine and the Indian Association of Epidemiologists, include former …

Read More »

A Tougher Battle

Goa needs stronger armour to defeat Coronavirus With several coronavirus cases detected in the Mangor Hill area of the port town of Vasco, the fears of community transmission of the dreaded disease have come true. What was claimed to be an isolated and localised case of members of a family being infected by the virus has turned out to be …

Read More »

Scale Up Testing

The message of warning coming from Mangor Hill The detection of two coronavirus positive cases at Mangor Hill made the state government declare that highly congested part of the port town of Vasco as a containment area. This is the first containment area declared by the state government. After getting into the green zone, Goa saw a rise in cases …

Read More »

Reopening Restaurants

The hurdles in the way of hospitality sector returning to normal business The eateries, cafes, restaurants and hotels in the state are slated to reopen after more than 75 days of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the state government can allow reopening of the hospitality sector from …

Read More »

No False Promises

Labour supplying states must do what they say for migrant workers In his ‘Mann ki baat’ radio address on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sympathy with the migrant labourers who have gone through hell during the lockdown. However, words of sympathy might not suffice for alleviation of their misery. They not only lost their jobs but were forced to …

Read More »

Welcome To Goa

Only if you have a valid COVID negative certificate There should be only one basis for anyone to enter Goa by air, road or rail: a COVID-19 negative certificate. There should be no other basis. The state government’s new standard operating procedure gives either/or option: the person may carry a COVID-19 negative certificate or get themselves tested on arrival. The …

Read More »