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Anti-COVID-19 measures: Cong lashes out at Health Minister

Panaji: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar, on Thursday, lashed out at the Health Minister Vishwajit Rane for “not taking necessary steps to put the passengers arriving from different foreign countries under home quarantine so as to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state.” The Congress president giving an example of former minister, who …

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Health Minister reviews COVID-19 screening process at Dabolim airport

Vasco : Health Minister Vishwajit Rane late Wednesday night reviewed Covid-19 screening process for passengers  at the Dabolim airport. Rane, during his visit to the airport was accompanied by director of health services, dean of GMC and airport director. “There were some claims made by the people that proper checks are not conducted at the Dabolim airport for domestic tourists on …

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Guidelines issued to state pollution board on disposal of medical waste of ‘corona’ patients

Panaji: The Central Pollution Control Board has issued guidelines to the pollution control board of every state, including Goa, to have dedicated vehicles and two-layered collection bags for transportation and disposal of medical waste generated from treatment of ‘corona’ patients or those suffering from symptoms. The COVlD-19 waste collected and stored in a dedicated bin should be labelled as ‘COVlD-19’ …

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CCP with doctor’s aid sensitises market vendors on corona

Panaji: The Corporation of City of Panaji, on Thursday, distributed face masks to vendors at the municipal market and also sensitised them on how to prevent themselves from getting infected with coronavirus. Addressing vendors in the market along with city mayor, Uday Madkaikar, deputy mayor, Vasant Agshikar, ex-mayor, Vaidehi Naik and market committee member, Shekhar Digvekar, Dr Manisha Kamat advised …

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ZP polls a litmus test for ruling BJP

Panaji: The fifth general elections for the two Zilla Panchayats (ZPs) – North Goa and South Goa – appear to be a litmus test for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with a lot of issues surfacing in the state even though the opposition parties have been focusing on selected constituencies. The voting for the two Zilla Panchayats, having 25 …

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Poll panel identifies 13 booths as sensitive

Panaji: In the run-up to the March 22 Zilla Panchayat (ZP) elections, the State Election Commission (SEC) on Wednesday said that a total of 13 sensitive booths have been identified by the police department which includes six polling stations in North Goa and seven polling stations in South Goa. “The police have so far identified 13 polling stations as sensitive. …

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Polling booths to be sanitised

Panaji/Margao : Amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus infection, North district Collector R Menaka has advised the retuning officers to sanitise polling booths and other equipment ahead of Sunday’s Zilla Panchayat election. The Collector has said that all the 641 polling stations in North district will be provided with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser for the use of voters before …

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Vijai wants ZP elections postponed

Margao: Goa Forward Party (GFP) chief and Fatorda legislator Vijai Sardesai Wednesday urged the State Election Commission (SEC) to postpone the Zilla Panchayat (ZP) election, scheduled to be held on Sunday, if the SEC is not prepared to prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). “I appeal to the government of Goa in the interest of public health to seal the …

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Thermal screening begins at Margao railway station

Margao: In an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus infection, the Konkan Railway Corporation (KRC) Wednesday commenced thermal screening of train passengers at the Margao station. Official of KRC Baban Ghatge said that on the first day, two thermal screening guns were used at the main entrance of the railway station. He said more devices will be procured soon. Stating …

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Flight bringing stranded Indians from Iran to land at Dabolim today

Vasco: Indians stranded in Iran, the country that has been badly affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), will be brought to Goa and quarantined in special rooms set up at the Mormugao harbour. According to sources, all preparations have been made to bring the Indians by a special flight, which is likely to land at the Dabolim airport by Thursday …

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