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Surviving Corona Challenge It is good that the Prime Minister at last planned a conference where all the CMs are called and will be heard! Lifting lockdown and having to see headlines in Goa of traffic jams and no social distancing at market places, two-wheelers back to no helmet and not obeying traffic signals properly and so on belies the hope we all …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Migrant Workers’ Plight The lockdown has seemingly served as a reminder to everyone that there is no better place to be than at home when disasters strike. For those stranded abroad, the sea-farers and the millions of expatriates who love to be called non-resident Indians; the lockdown has been nothing less than an ordeal. The network of various Indian associations …

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How RT-PCR Based Testing Can Save Goa

Goa Government has not given any specific differential details about methods used to declare anyone Covid-19 free Nandkumar M Kamat I wonder what the great medical parasitologist and one of the founders of Microbiology in India Froilano De Mello would have done during the present pandemic. It is obvious that besides other measures like quarantine and social distancing he would …

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Internet platforms And Children In India

The government needs to run cyber hygiene awareness programmes in local languages on all media channels and newspapers VINIT GOENKA With the extensive proliferation of online content, free wi-fi across many locations, dirt-cheap data plans on mobile, broadband and fibre optic networks, watching online content has become the most comfortable pastime with a massive reach across youth and millennials in …

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Ancient Wisdom May Help Fight Crisis

Aseem Shrivastava Workers left to starve to death, while air force jets generously spray hospitals with rose petals from the air. (Oil prices have clearly crashed, with much else). A friend shared that a doctor known to him, once a senior medical official in public service, felt that by undertaking such a patriotic adventure, the Government of India was laying …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Opening Of Liquor Shops A Boon To Some This is in reference to the letter ‘Ban liquor for good’ by Jerry Fernandes (NT May 7, 2020). It is a well known fact that anything done in moderation is not harmful. So is the consumption of alcohol which is a well-accepted social custom in many countries including ours. Several states in …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Apprehensions Over Migrants Exodus The state government has made all the efforts necessary to ensure that those migrant workers desirous of returning home can do so with the least hassles. Accordingly, there was a mad rush of migrants queuing up at the designated centers in the state to register their names in a bid to catch the first available train …

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Some Key Questions On Covid-19 Numbers

There has to be clear understanding that a pandemic is no time to twiddle with numbers, let us treat the disease and let the numbers reflect the true nature of the disease Jagdish Rattanani & T Jacob John The Indian health management system has never been known to be good at recording numbers, with an unstated bias towards underreporting cases, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Life after lockdown Even after the easing the lockdown restrictions, life for the common man in Goa will hardly be the same. Unscrupulous elements were at work, jacking up prices of groceries, essentials and food items during the first few days of the lockdown , selling items like eggs for an incredible price of Rs 75, 85 per dozen, as though …

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Fixing Medical Priorities In Lockdown 3.0

The lockdown has been extended for another two weeks, and it is likely that it may last till May end Dodul Mondal So, we have entered the third phase of nationwide lockdown to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. The initial turbulence has now settled down to a great extent in terms of peoples’ acceptance and willingness to follow this lockdown. Apart …

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