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Cong urges govt to take steps to expedite community testing

Margao: The president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Girish Chodankar, on Monday, has stated that as one per cent of the samples tested for COVID-19 was found positive in Goa (7 positive of 780 tested samples), “the state government needs to justify its claim of Goa before declaring the state as COVID19-free.”   “As the main opposition party it is our …

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Don’t stigmatise COVID survivors: govt

Panaji: The health department has appealed to the people not to stigmatise coronavirus (COVID-19) survivors and their family members. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ on Monday,  a senior official of the department said the approach of the people towards the COVID-19 survivors should be friendly, adding that this is a time to stand in solidarity and be together in the …

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Govt permits restart of most economic activities

Panaji: In a bid to push resumption of economic activities, the state government has decided to allow from April 21 the operation of industrial establishments, a few public utilities, financial and social services and media houses. The government has also allowed restart of operations in IT-related commercial entities, farming activities, cargo and related essential services and health services. According to …

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75 samples test negative for COVID in state

Panaji: Seventy-five samples have tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19), giving a sigh of relief to the health authorities and people of Goa. Of the 121 samples, 75 tested negative for the virus while reports of the remaining 46 samples are still awaited. As per the media bulletin issued by the directorate of health services, eight persons suspected of having …

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Relax travel curbs, industry to govt

Panaji: The Goan industry on Monday sought relaxation in travel norms  during the ongoing  lockdown period. The number of passengers in a car are limited to two and no pillion riders are allowed on two-wheelers. Pointing out to the impracticality of the rules, industrial unit owners said that several employees do not own a vehicle or a two-wheeler and are …

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Inspections of workplaces to enforce lockdown norms

Panaji: The state executive committee has  said that there will be field inspections by ‘incident commanders’  to ensure implementation of lockdown guidelines issued by  the Union  ministry of home affairs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision came at a SEC meeting held on Sunday, which  reviewed the overall situation of the pandemic. Chief Secretary Parimal Rai, who  …

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Railway manufacturing face masks, sanitizers

Vasco: Railway is taking all necessary steps to tackle the threat of Covid-19 pandemic. As people were facing the shortage of face masks and sanitizers in the market, railway is manufacturing them in-house to deal with the crisis. With lockdown in force, the staff other than in essential category, are working from home. Some of the staff have volunteered to …

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Railway staff working for smooth movement of essential commodities

Vasco: The divisional railway manager of South Western Railway (SWR) Hubballi division, Arvind Malkhede has stated that despite ensuing safety parameters by SWR in the critical situation of Covid-19 pandemic, the staff of the railway is working tirelessly for smooth movement of essential commodities across the country. He was speaking to pressmen after inspecting the safety parameters during his visit …

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Social distancing not followed in Curchorem market

Curchorem: The customers were seen in Curchorem market area on Sunday morning without following social distancing. Since the declaration of lockdown till yesterday the people were seen disciplined observing the social distancing, though there was some rush, social distancing was maintain with the interference of the police. Now there is a sudden spurt in the number of fish vendors who …

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IIT-Goa distributes masks to doctors at Mother Care hospital

Margao: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa distributed masks to doctors at Mother Care Margao, Hospital, which will be further distributed to different places by the same doctors. IIT GOA has also distributed masks to sub-district Hospital Ponda and Hospital at Chicalim Vasco at IIT GOA site in presence of Dr Kuvelkar from SDH Ponda and Dr Borkar from Chicalim …

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