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Taleigao resident tests positive for COVID-19

NT NETWORK Panaji A person residing at Santissmovado in Taleigao has tested positive for COVID-19, this being the first case in the constituency. According to a senior government officer, the particular person was admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim a few days back. His throat swab sample was drawn and subsequently examined at a government laboratory where …

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Lockdown in Palyem after local tests positive

NT NETWORK Mapusa A partial lockdown was observed in Palyem village in Pernem after one local resident tested positive for COVID-19 in the initial test conducted, causing panic in thevillage. Many commercial shops and establishments in the village remained closed on Wednesday following anxiety and fear among the villagers following reports of one of the locals working for Kadamba Transport …

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28 fresh COVID-19 cases detected in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji The state recorded 28 new confirmed cases of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday and 24 of these have been linked to the locality of Mangor Hill, which is a containment zone in Vasco. The remaining cases pertain to two persons, who have travelled to Goa by road from Maharashtra and two other persons, who travelled by …

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COVID care centre to be set up at Verna

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Wednesday said the government will requisition a hostel at Verna for setting up of another COVID care centre. He said it will be a 220-bedded COVID care centre and added that the primary health centre at Shiroda, which has already been converted into a COVID care centre, has capacity of 250 beds. He …

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Govt cuts expenditure amid cash crunch

NT NETWORK Panaji Announcing a slew of austerity measures in view of the COVID-19-triggered economic crisis in the state, the state government Wednesday deferred new recruitments in government departments till December 2020 while also cutting down on expenses. The state cabinet granted approval for various austerity measures to control unwanted expenditure, as the state’s economy is under crisis following the COVID-19 …

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Businesses shut down in Vasco over COVID fear

NT NETWORK Vasco Business in Vasco remained shut down partially for the third consecutive day on Wednesday due to the scare of spread of COVID-19 infection. Many shopkeepers and other business establishments in and around the port town, which has been hit by a number of COVID-19 cases, voluntarily downed their shutters. The vegetable market was shut down totally. However, …

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Schools unlikely to reopen before August

NT NETWORK Panaji The department of education will take a decision in July as regards reopening of schools in Goa, following broad guidelines from the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, with the classes for the academic year 2020-21 expected to start from August 2020. The department of education will further prepare the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Goan schools …

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Transport dept mulls deferred road, passenger tax payment

NT NETWORK Panaji The transport department has sent a proposal to the state government for two-month payment deferral of road tax and passenger tax on all types of commercial vehicles without any penalty until July 30. The proposal is with the finance department for approval and will then be placed before the cabinet for consent. Taxi and bus operators had …

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Pvt firms likely to be asked to notify vacancies online

NT NETWORK Panaji The government is likely to ask private companies in the state to notify vacancies on the labour and employment department’s recently launched online portal for job vacancies. Informed sources on Tuesday revealed that all private sector companies and establishments in the state as well as local government departments are expected to be asked to list their upcoming …

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Police keeping tight vigil on 5 border check-posts

NT NETWORK Panaji The existing arrangement of police deployment at the 5 border check-posts will continue, said senior police officials. At each border check-post, a police team consisting of around 10 police personnel headed by a police inspector (PI) is deployed. There are three such teams at each border check-post, which works in three shifts. Apart from PI, the team …

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