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Vascoites seek divine intervention to counter COVID-19

Vasco: Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases all over Vasco, people have now sought divine intervention to counter the pandemic by installing kaul prasada at Shree Damodar Temple based in the heart of the town on Sunday. As per available information, the city ward councillor Krishna Salkar along with the member of Joshi family Prashant Joshi and vice president …

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‘Alignment of accident prone Kundaim-Manas road to be changed’

Ponda: Taking note of the frequent road accidents taking place at Kundaim- Manas, the Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude has assured locals to change the alignment of the accident prone road stretch and has also said that the four-laning of the existing one way road stretch near the petrol pump has been proposed making the Manas road stretch as …

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Khorlim resident dies of electrocution

Mapusa: A 26-year-old man died due to electrocution after coming in contact with 33 KV power lines which was passing over his house at Khorlim in Mapusa on Sunday. According to Mapusa police the incident took place on Sunday morning around 9 am when the deceased identified as Prasad Arolkar, 26 along with his mother and brother were cleaning the …

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South Goa cops book 5,558 cases for spitting in public

Margao: In view of the increasing danger of the Coronavirus pandemic, police have  appealed to people to refrain from consuming smokeless tobacco products and spitting in public places  however  cases of spitting in public places  continues. South Goa police have booked till date 5,558 spitting cases in the entire district. South Goa police have also booked 14,783 persons for not …

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COVID-19 cases in Vasco

Very few people visited the vegetable market in Vasco on Saturday after it was reopened for the public. The vegetable market was shut down for a week following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Vasco.

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Lockdown in villages over fear of COVID

Agarwada-Chopdem to remain shut for a week NT NETWORK Mapusa Yet another village in Pernem taluka has decided to go in for a complete lockdown in its panchayat jurisdiction fearing the spread of COVID-19. On Saturday, the Agarwada-Chopdem panchayat body convened a meeting under the leadership of sarpanch Pramod Gaonkar. After deliberation, the panchayat decided to go in for a …

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GMC security guard tests positive

Panaji: A security guard working at the state premier medical institute Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) at Bambolim on Saturday tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19). As a matter of precaution, the health department is drawing throat swab samples of his co-workers for testing and taking all required steps to prevent the spread of the virus in the …

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60 new COVID-19 cases detected in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji The state on Saturday recorded 60 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the tally of active cases to 453 in the state.   As many as 26 of the 60 fresh cases are from the locality of Mangor Hill, Vasco, which is a containment zone for COVID-19. As per the media bulletin issued by the directorate …

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Goa’s first COVID-19 patient put on ventilator

NT NETWORK Panaji A critical patient was admitted to the Margao-based COVID hospital on Saturday after he tested positive for COVID-19 when his samples were examined at the laboratory of Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim. Health secretary Nila Mohanan told a press conference in Panaji that the patient is suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and since his …

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Two positive cases found in Mapusa

NT NETWORK Mapusa Two positive COVID-19 cases were recorded at Ekta Nagar in Mapusa on Saturday. Both the individuals have recently travelled back to Goa from other states. The two patients – a woman and an 18-year-old boy – from different families have been shifted to the COVID care facility in Shiroda for further treatment, while other family members’ throat …

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