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OPD set up at Mangor Hill containment zone

NT NETWORK Vasco The health department has suspended  collection of throat swab samples for COVID-19 testing at the containment zone at Mangor Hill for the second consecutive day on Saturday, however, an OPD was set up to facilitate medical checkup of the people at the zone. The people in the containment zone expressed frustration over the suspension of the throat …

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Agriculture dept, WRD working on vegetable production ‘target’

NT NETWORK Margao Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant  Kavlekar, on Saturday, said that  agriculture department and water resources department (WRD) are working in tandem to achieve a target of growing 100 tonne of vegetables on a daily basis  in  the state by  the next year. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the BJP media briefing in Margao,  Kavlekar,  said, …

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State records highest surge of 71 COVID cases in 24 hours

NT NETWORK Panaji In its biggest jump so far, 71 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded in the last 24 hours in Goa, taking the state’s tally of total active cases of the dreaded virus to 202. As per the media bulletin issued by the directorate of health services on Saturday, of the fresh 71 cases 62 people …

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Vishwajit clarifies on COVID positive health workers

NT NETWORK Panaji Health Minister Vishwajit on Saturday said  the health workers who tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic at Mangor Hill had been  engaged in running awareness drives for dengue and malaria prior to the COVID outbreak in the area. “We have, however, started contact tracing of their family members and the people they have interacted with,” Rane posted …

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Goa may have second designated COVID hospital

NT NETWORK Margao The surge  in COVID positive cases in Goa has put pressure on the Margao-based designated COVID Hospital, forcing  the health authorities  to look for another health facility to accommodate the patients of the deadly virus. Reliable sources told  ‘The Navhind Times’ that  senior  government  officials  held a meeting  on Saturday evening  to assess the situation. It was …

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Religious places will not reopen from Monday

Mosques in Goa to remain closed till June 30 NT NETWORK Panaji Fearing community transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association of All Goa Muslim Jamats on Saturday announced that mosques in Goa will remain closed till June 30. The apex religious body of Muslims in the state urged the local masjid committees to not reopen mosques until June 30 …

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Govt to launch scheme for settling power dues

NT NETWORK Panaji To recover the outstanding power dues, the government has decided to introduce a one-time settlement scheme for defaulter consumers. Power Minister Nilesh Cabral said that  out of 6,78, 252 consumers of the electricity department, 60,842 consumers need to pay outstanding dues  of Rs 280 crore with delay payment charges. “To recover the outstanding power dues,  the government …

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New market vendors association to support future lockdowns in state

NT NETWORK Margao If the Goa government announces the lockdown again, we will cooperate with the government by keeping our shops closed, said Vinod Shirodkar, the president of the new market vendors association. It may be recalled that these shopkeepers recently invited the ire of the police after they forcefully kept their shops open and the MMC had initiated action on them. A day after, a health worker residing in Aquem, Margao …

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Reginald for protecting Goa’s sanctuaries, national parks

NT NETWORK Margao The  Congress legislator of  Curtorim  Alexio Reginaldo Lourenco on  Thursday urged the  Union  government and the Minister for Environment not to allow the destruction of  Goa’s  sanctuaries and  national parks,  to  facilitate ‘developmental projects’. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, and copies forwarded to the  Union Minister for Environment  and Railways, Lourenco said, “Videos being made viral …

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Virnoda panchayat against swab centre in govt college

NT NETWORK Mapusa Demanding that the swab collection centre should be set up in an isolated place, Virnoda panchayat has strongly opposed the government decision of setting up a swab collection centre at Sant Sohirobanath Ambiye Government College of Arts and Commerce, Virnoda, Pernem. Addressing the media, Virnoda sarpanch Prashant Rao in the presence of deputy sarpanch Aparna Parab, Bharat Gawde, Mangaldas …

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