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One more tests positive; Goa’s COVID count is 39

NT NETWORK Panaji One more person tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday in Goa, taking the tally of active cases of the dreaded virus in the state to 39.   Health Secretary Nila Mohanan told a press conference in Panaji that the person who tested positive had arrived in Goa by a bus from Maharashtra. She said the patient …

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Vishwajit wants flyers to carry COVID negative certificate

NT NETWORK Panaji As the risk of local and community transmission of COVID-19 is looming over Goa, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday suggested that the passengers arriving in the state by domestic flights should be asked to produce a medical certificate that must declare them negative for the dreaded virus. “It is very important to ensure that the passengers …

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Jobless bus drivers change gear, sell vegetables

NT NETWORK Panaji With uncertainty over the return of normalcy in public transportation, which has been badly hit due to the COVID-induced lockdown, the private bus owners in the state and many of the jobless bus drivers and conductors have started taking up alternative occupations like selling vegetables and fish to survive the financial crisis. Poor public response to the …

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Bus operators continue to feel the pinch of lockdown

NT NETWORK Panaji Perplexed by the poor response from commuters, bus operators have curtailed the number of buses plying on the roads and are also making lesser trips as they are finding it difficult to even get 50 per cent occupancy in buses on a daily basis. With just 5 per cent of buses in operation, the mode of transport …

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Under Covid-19 shadow, 19,000-odd students answer first major SSCE paper

NT NETWORK Panaji The examination for the first major paper of the SSC – first language – was conducted on Saturday, with the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education successfully handling the logistics for 19,000-odd students answering this exam. Altogether 19,127 students appeared for the exam, including 18,904 in Goa, 190 in Maharashtra, 33 in Karnataka and 338 …

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Chicken, mutton prices burning holes in consumers’ pockets

NT NETWORK Panaji Though shops and markets across the state have restarted operations with restrictions in view of easing of lockdown, prices of eatable items are on the higher side and are pricking holes in customers’ pockets. Live chicken which was available for Rs 100 and Rs 120 a kg is now available for Rs 200, Rs 190 and Rs …

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Taking all steps including sanitisation to keep COVID-19 at bay: KTC MD

NT NETWORK Margao As Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) is operating its buses on state routes, its managing director has said they have been taking all measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Speaking to media persons after inspecting the sanitisation drive taken up at Margao bus stand, KTC managing director Venancio Furtado spoke of the number of buses that are …

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Curchorem fish vendors ‘ditch’ market premises for roadside vending

NT NETWORK Curchorem Following the lockdown, there has been a huge rise in the number of fish vendors in Curchorem area, who are making a brisk business with limited availability of fish. However, this has also given rise to concerns over health risk in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Curchorem Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) has repaired the existing fish …

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Milind urged to take up ‘signature’ project in Vasco

NT NETWORK Vasco BJP state executive committee member and social worker Chandrakant Gawas has urged Minister for Urban Development Milind Naik to take up the ‘Golden Jubilee signature project’ in Vasco through Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA). Speaking to this daily, Gawas said that the work of the long-awaited Golden Jubilee signature project in Vasco was supposed to get …

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