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Steps suggested by PM are already in place in Goa: CM

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant  on Thursday said the majority of the anti-COVID measures suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the chief ministers through video conferencing are already in place in the state. Addressing media persons on Thursday, the Chief Minister informed that the Prime Minister on Thursday guided the chief ministers on  fighting coronavirus disease …

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62 samples from Goa test negative for coronavirus

Panaji: A total of 62 samples have tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19), giving a sigh of relief  to the government and people of Goa. The samples were tested at  the Pune-based National Institute of Virology and the newly set up virology laboratory at the Goa Medical College and Hospital. Of the 62 samples, 48 were tested at the NIV; …

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46 congregation attendees are living in Goa: Sawant

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the state  has identified 46 people who had attended a congregation of Tablighi-e-Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in  Delhi.Addressing media persons on Thursday at his official residence, Sawant said the state had been in safe zone for COVID infection until it was revealed that 46 members of Tablighi-e-Jamaat, who had travelled to Delhi, …

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Attendees urged to get screened for COVID-19

PANAJI: The directorate of health services has appealed to all the people who attended the Tablighi-e-Jamaat’s congregation at   Nizammudin Markaz, Delhi  to come forward and get screened for  COVID-19. A senior government official said that health workers at DHS  with the help of state police have launched a massive drive in Goa to trace all the attendees. NT

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Activities at fishing jetties banned

Panaji: The fisheries department on Thursday issued a notice to all the fishermen to stop all activities at  the jetties across the state from April  2, 2020, except providing rations and other materials required for the safety of the crew working on trawlers and purse seines. The particular notice duly undersigned by director fisheries Shamila Monteiro said that social distancing …

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There is enough cash for 6 months, banks tell govt

Panaji: The representatives of various banks have told the state  government that there is enough cash in the banks  that will suffice for the next six months, a senior official said. On Wednesday, the finance secretary had convened a meeting with  bankers to discuss the bank liquidity position in the state. At the meeting held on Thursday, officials of Reserve …

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Task force formed in order to fight COVID-19: Shripad

Panaji: The Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik, on Thursday, said that following the request made by his Ministry, the central government has formed a task force in order to use  ayurveda and homeopathy to fight COVID-19 in the country. Addressing the media at his residence in Ribandar, Naik informed that his ministry had appealed to …

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Atta, rava in short supply in S Goa

Margao: Even as the ‘sense of normalcy’ over the supply of essentials is returning to the villages in South Goa, atta and rava are still in a short supply. As compared to the last week, milk, vegetables and items like rice, oil and sugar are being made available through home delivery system as well as in stores around the villages …

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Lockdown leaves rickshaw operators without any income source

Panaji: The nationwide lockdown halting the public transportation as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus has left rickshaw operators without any source of income. These rickshaw operators buy food with the money they make each day, and have no savings to fall back on. They are now out of work and left to struggle, and hence have asked …

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