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Travellers urged to self-quarantine

NT NETWORK Panaji In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) on Saturday, through a public notice issued in newspapers, appealed to the passengers arriving from different foreign countries to cooperate with the health authorities and voluntarily opt for home quarantine. “The general public is informed that due to the rapid spread of …

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Margao witnesses last-minute shopping

NT NETWORK Margao The commercial capital of  Goa – Margao, on Saturday,  saw last-minute shopping by a large number of people in view of the call for ‘Janata Curfew’ on   Sunday. Prime Minister  Narendra  Modi  has called for  Janta Curfew  from  7 am till  9 pm to  help prevent the spread of  coronavirus. People were seen doing purchases at chicken and vegetable …

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Temples close gates to devotees in Ponda

NT NETWORK Ponda Following the closure of Shree Kamakshi Temple at Shiroda for its devotees, almost all major temples from the taluka have closed their gates for devotees from Saturday which includes the Shree Manguesh Devasthan at Mangueshi as a precautionary measure against Covid-19. “Though temple gates are closed, daily rituals related to god/goddesses are being carried out as per …

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Railway relaxes refund rules for tickets booked from counters

NT NETWORK  Margao The Indian Railways has relaxed the refund rules for tickets booked from counters in the wake of Covid-19. According to chief public relation officer, South Western Railway the relaxation was given from March 21 to April 15, to prevent crowding and maintain social distancing. Refund of tickets across counters can be taken up to 45 days from the date of journey (instead of 3 …

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CCMC takes action on illegal vendors

NT NETWORK Curchorem The Curchorem Cacora Municipal authorities on Saturday initiated action against some vegetable vendors who were carrying out business near the old municipal building which is to be demolished in view of its dilapidated structure.  Some two years ago all 43 shopkeepers who were carrying out their business on the ground floor and the first floor of the …

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Verna based Molbio Diagnostics to develop testing kit for Covid-19

Diana Fernandes | NT MARGAO Verna based Molbio Diagnostics who have recently received a testing license from the Drug Controller General of India for molecular testing of the Coronavirus through specially designed kits are expected to obtain further permissions to introduce them in the market by April. The company’s Truenat Beta CoV chip, which uses a technology called Real Time …

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SEC lifts model code of conduct

NT NETWORK Panaji After deferring the Zilla Panchayat elections, the State Election Commission has lifted the model code of conduct that had come into force in the state, including in municipal areas, with the announcement of the poll schedule by the commission on February 21. “In view of the postponement of elections to the Zilla Panchayat 2020 fixed on March …

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Sec 144 of CrPC imposed in N Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji North Goa District Collector R Menaka has imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the district to prohibit large gatherings till further orders in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The order mentions that assembly and gathering of four or more persons and taking out or organising procession as well as holding public …

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IMA Goa unit issues advisory

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), on Saturday, issued a public advisory for the prevention of infection, exposure, and spread of COVID-19 infection in the community. “Please learn and follow all the correct steps of hand washing with soap and water for at least 40 to 60 seconds, it is the most effective way …

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Stage carriage operation stopped for 24 hours

NT NETWORK Panaji In view of Janta Curfew called to check the spread of coronavirus, the state government has shut down the operation of stage carriage as well as contract carriage buses for 24 hours from Saturday mid-night up to Sunday mid-night. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for ‘Janta Curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am – 9 pm, …

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