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Kamat for swab testing of residents staying near ESI Covid hospital

NT NETWORK Margao Disturbed with the increasing COVID-19  positive cases in the surroundings of the  ESI  Covid  hospital of Margao, the Leader of Opposition and Margao legislator,  Digambar Kamat  on Saturday  demanded the Health Minister to  either visit these areas and order immediate swab testing of people staying in the vicinity of the  Covid hospital or convey an urgent meeting on Sunday  to …

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Discourse centre to facilitate public participation in policy matters: Vijai

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Forward Party will open ‘Ravindra Kelekar Dnyanapeeth, Centre for Public Policy and Discourse’ on the occasion of the 50th birthday of its president  and the Fatorda MLA, Vijai Sardesai. Sardesai speaks to ‘The Navhind Times’ about the Centre and its objectives.  “I dedicate this Centre to the people of Goa. If this centre brings about …

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3 more positive cases detected in Chimbel

NT NETWORK CHIMBEL The village panchayat of Chimbel is planning a four-day lockdown in view of the rising COVID cases even as the village witnessed three more positive cases on Friday. The decision on lockdown, however, will depend on the outcome of the tests being conducted by the health authorities. Speaking to this daily, panch member Ajay Borkar said around …

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Now, COVID containment zone in Sattari’s Morlem

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Friday said considering the rising number of cases in Morlem village in Sattari taluka, the government has declared a particular colony in the village as a containment zone, as many people have tested positive for COVID-19 there. He said two surrounding localities have been declared as buffer zones. Speaking to this daily, Sawant …

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19 total positive cases in Sattari

NT NETWORK Sankhali The number of COVID-19 cases in Morlem in Sattari taluka is increasing with four new cases detected in the village, taking the total number of positive cases to 14. The government has instructed the District Collector to declare Ghodemal in Morlem as a containment zone and Kasarwada and Deulwada as buffer zones, as cases in these localities have increased. …

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Goa witnesses 46 fresh positive cases

NT NETWORK Panaji Forty-six fresh confirmed cases of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Goa on Friday. As many as 39 of the 46 fresh cases are linked to Mangor Hill in Vasco, which is a containment zone for COVID-19. Fortunately, there were no new cases recorded in Mangor Hill. As per the media bulletin issued by the directorate …

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Aldona records first COVID positive case

NT NETWORK Mapusa The village of Aldona in Bardez taluka recorded its first COVID positive case on Friday. The patient has travelled from Mumbai. According to information available, the person had arrived from Mumbai on June 10 and following the collection of his throat swab sample at the North Goa District Hospital, he was under home quarantine at his residence …

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4 more linked to Vasco church test positive

NT NETWORK Vasco In yet another shocking COVID-19-related development in Vasco, four more persons associated with the Vasco church including an assistant priest tested positive for the dreaded virus on Friday. According to information available from sources in the church, four persons – an assistant priest, two members of the Fabrica and a helper – closely associated with the parish …

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Sacorda VP locks down for 2 days

NT NETWORK Ponda Close on the heels of the village panchayats of Mollem and Collem-Shigao in Dharbandora taluka going into 5-day self-imposed lockdown owing to rise in COVID-19 cases in neighbouring villages, Sacorda village panchayat in the taluka too has announced a two-day lockdown beginning SaturdayJune 13. Meanwhile, Mollem and Collem villagers on Friday fully supported the lockdown imposed by …

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Throat swab samples of CCP staff, Mayor drawn

NT NETWORK Panaji With a man purportedly linked to a tavern in the Panaji municipal market testing positive for COVID-19 and then giving authorities a slip, throat swab samples of 40-odd staffers of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) and its Mayor Uday Madkaikar were collected on Friday. The samples were collected by a team of medical staff …

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