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Customers relish snacks and tea in a city hotel on Monday when restaurants and hotels reopened for business

Restaurants open to lukewarm response

NT NETWORK Panaji After being under total lockdown for over two months, restaurants in the state opened on Monday, but the reopening was subdued due to scarce customers and shortage of staff. According to Goa Hotels and Restaurants Association (GHRA) president Gaurish Dhond, only 25 per cent of the restaurants in the state opened for business on Monday due to …

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Shiroda BJP advises villagers not to panic

NT NETWORK Ponda A day after the incident of lathi-charge on some Shiroda villagers who were opposing designation of Shiroda health centre COVID care facility, Shiroda BJP mandal came out in support of the government decision to convert Shiroda PHC into COVID care facility at a press briefing at Ponda. BJP’s Shiroda mandal has urged people of Shiroda not to …

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8 health workers test positive for COVID-19

Panaji: Health Secretary Nila Mohanan on Sunday said eight health workers attached to the Vasco urban health centre have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19). She informed that all these health workers were working actively in the locality of Mangor Hill, which is a containment zone. Mohanan said two of the eight health workers, who have tested positive for …

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Major temples in state will remain closed for now

Ponda/Mapusa: In a joint meeting of the temple committees held on Sunday at Mardol in Ponda taluka, nine major temples in the state have decided not to open the temples for devotees as of now in view of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. Temple committees present at the meeting included Shree Ramnath, Ramnathi; Shree Nagesh, Nagueshi; …

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Restaurants, malls to ‘unlock’ today

Panaji: As part of ‘Unlock 1’, restaurants, places of worship, shopping malls and hotels have been allowed by the state government to reopen from Monday. These have been allowed to open but their managements will have to strictly follow the standard operating procedure issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus …

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Put off school reopening till Sept, demands Cong

Panaji: Congress party has come out with a demand not to reopen schools till September after which it wants the government to review the COVID-19 situation and then reach a decision. Congress leaders have said that the parents of the children and managements of schools are not physically prepared for school reopening and have also turned down the option of …

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Mauvin calls for total lockdown in Vasco

Vasco: Minister for Panchayats and Transport Mauvin Godinho on Sunday appealed to the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for a total lockdown in Vasco immediately in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 from the containment zone of Mangor Hill to other parts of Mormugao taluka and the state. Addressing media persons, Godinho said that considering the spike in Covid cases …

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Mapusa residents want Tar river de-silted

Mapusa: In view of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations slated in August, concerned citizens of Mapusa have reiterated their demand for cleaning of Tar River and have demanded that the Mapusa municipality take necessary measures and provide alternative Ganpati Visarjan during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Addressing media persons Jitesh Kamat, leader of Shiv Sena in presence of former councillor Narayan Ratwad, Hindu …

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Land issue hampering water projects: Pauskar

Ponda: PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar on Sunday commissioned the 1.6 MLD capacity ground level reservoirs at Bhootkhamb-Querim in Ponda, resolving the tap water issues of Querim and Vere-Vagurme villages. Both these villages relied on tanker water supply for past many years and with commissioning of the reservoir, around 3,500 villagers will receive tap water supply. During the commissioning function, Priol …

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Reginaldo warns against politicising coronavirus

Vasco: Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco on Sunday called upon the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to take all the council of ministers into confidence while delivering decisions on COVID-19 issue in the state. Addressing a press conference in Vasco, Lourenco said that the Chief Minister Sawant has powers to take immediate decisions under the Pandemic Act, but while enforcing decisions, …

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