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Order on Aarogya Setu app sends S Goa Collectorate visitors into a tizzy

Margao: Chaos reigned supreme at the South Goa Collectorate building on Tuesday morning as the staff and visitors without Aarogya Setu app on the mobile phones were barred entry by the security personnel. The action was taken by security personnel upon directions by the deputy collector Snehal Prabhu, who has received instructions from the South Goa Collector. The ‘overnight’ order took several staff members of the …

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Rethink projects detrimental to Goa’s biodiversity: Khaunte to Javadekar

Panaji: Pointing out an impending threat to Goa’s biodiversity as well as to the Western Ghats, the independent MLA from Porvorim Rohan Khaunte has written a letter to the Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar urging him to do a rethink on infrastructural projects in Goa, which are “causing an irreparable damage” to the biodiversity of …

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Nadda lauds Goa govt for effective handling of COVID crisis

Panaji: National president of Bharatiya Janata Party Jagat Prakash Nadda, who addressed a virtual meeting of the state office bearers of the party on Tuesday, congratulated the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his government for the effective management of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Nadda also praised the Goa BJP unit headed by Sadanand Shet Tanavade for taking up various …

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Duo including traffic staff test positive in Colva

Margao: Two COVID-19 cases were detected in Colva on Tuesday with the patients including a worker who had come to the state four days back and a traffic cell staff member. The traffic cell has been sanitised.  On Tuesday morning, personnel from the Margao fire department sprayed disinfectant in and around the Colva traffic cell premise. Adhering to prescribed protocols …

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Surge continues in Goa; 196 more test positive for COVID

NT NETWORK Panaji The state continues to report an alarmingly high number of coronavirus infections, as 196 fresh cases of COVID-19 were detected on Monday. Around 143 COVID patients have been declared cured in the last 24 hours by the directorate of health services. With this surge and the recoveries, the confirmed cases currently stand at 3,853 of which 1,469 are active, while …

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Despite 2,361 COVID recoveries, no plasma donors in state

NT NETWORK Panaji The state health authorities have found cold response to its appeal to the cured COVID-19 patients as regards donating plasma for undertaking Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) on active patients. The apheresis machine for plasma collection has been already installed at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC). It is learnt that a single person has donated his …

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Luizinho: oppn MLAs sidelined in distribution of immunity boosters

NT NETWORK Margao The Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro, on Monday, charged that the government has sidelined the opposition MLAs in the distribution of immunity boosters, and added that in the times like these there should be  no room  for politics. Speaking while handing over limited immunity boosters to four panchayats of the Navelim constituency, Faleiro said, “We are late by …

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Traffic snarls hit Vasco on Day 1 of extended lockdown

NT NETWORK Vasco Though business activities came to a grinding halt across Mormugao taluka on the first day of the extended lockdown that is in force in the taluka till July 24 to contain the spread of COVID-19, traffic on roads in and around Vasco painted a normal picture. A visit to various localities in and around Vasco revealed that …

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Porvorim complex sealed as COVID cases come to light

NT NETWORK Porvorim Following detection of COVID-19 cases, a major complex housing shops and residential blocks in Porvorim has been sealed. Till date, 24 COVID-19 cases are reported in Porvorim area comprising of fourteen cases in Sucorro panchayat jurisdiction and four each in Salvador do Mundo and Penha de Franca village panchayat areas. Sarpanch of Penha de Franca Swapnil Chodankar …

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