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Send Health Workers

The detection of five coronavirus positive cases in Goa has highlighted once again the absolute need for total surveillance of those arriving from foreign destinations. The earlier strategy was to wait for positive cases to surface and then to start tracing the relations, friends and acquaintances the patient had met since their arrival. The state government needs to mobilise its …

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Send Health Workers

The detection of five coronavirus positive cases in Goa has highlighted once again the absolute need for total surveillance of those arriving from foreign destinations. The earlier strategy was to wait for positive cases to surface and then to start tracing the relations, friends and acquaintances the patient had met since their arrival. The state government needs to mobilise its …

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Distancing At Shops

EDITORIAL The Goa government’s experiments to find the best system for maintaining supplies of essentials during the period of lockdown for coronavirus do not seem to be over yet. The helplines for home delivery of groceries, vegetables and medicines promised by the government did not work. Kitchens can be a tricky place: not even the lady of the house can …

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Vanquishing Coronavirus

Better management by state health services could control the outbreak The directorate of health services reported three coronavirus positive cases in the state. This is the first time positive cases have been detected in Goa. All the three carriers of coronavirus are male patients aged between 25 and 55 years. The announcement of detection of the coronavirus positive cases was …

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Necessity Of Lockdown

Authorities should ensure people have food to survive for 21 days The total lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the country for 21 days is being implemented by the central and state authorities. The countrywide lockdown was considered absolutely necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The stringent measure has been taken as the dreaded virus …

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Hidden Transmitters

Health authorities must track down and check all with travel history for virus THE state government has extended the lockdown till the end of this month. The extension was cleared by the state cabinet on Tuesday, one day before the three-day lockdown was to be over. The extension took people by surprise as it came after the closing of the …

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Best Bet Is Lockdown

People must make small sacrifices to avert community transmission of virus AS many people are not adhering to social distancing directives, the central government has ordered states to strictly enforce lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. The new directives came to be issued a day after the nation observed “Janata Curfew”, which was a drill for people to be …

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Containing COVID-19

A longer countrywide lockdown can break the chain of virus transmission Even as the country came to a virtual standstill on Sunday as people observed ‘janata curfew’ and clapped and sounded bells to thank the health workers, policemen and media persons who are working 24×7 to prevent and treat coronavirus infections, to maintain peace and calm and to spread information, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On need for massive electoral reforms  This refers to the ultimate fall of Congress government in Madhya Pradesh after Jyotiraditya Scindia quit Congress with his supporting ministers and MLAs resigning from the membership of State Legislative Assembly. And, all these resigning MLAs are likely to be given party tickets by the BJP for by-polls caused by their resignation. Transportation and …

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Maintain Supply Lines

Government must take steps to keep up essential supplies WITH a view to containing the spread of coronavirus Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Indians to observe restraint and stay at home. In an address to the nation on Thursday he asked the countrymen to observe ‘Janata curfew’ on March 22. The Janata curfew is aimed to be a dress …

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