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20 Mar 2020

Local authorities, Railways & AAI begin Coronavirus test at all points

The spread of the COVID-19 has created panic across the country. All government departments and the health authorities are on their toes working to curb the spread of the virus. Here is the update of the awareness and safety measures taken across the state.

19 Mar 2020

Corona: Pentair company workers withdraws agitation

Pentair company workers have decided to withdraw their agitation due to fear of Corona virus. The workers had planned to hold a demonstration against the company at Azad Maidan on Thursday for sacking the workers.

18 Mar 2020

Health Ministry takes precautionary measures

Goa Governent has taken a number of precautionary steps to keep Coronavirus at bay.

18 Mar 2020

Corona: Mhalsa & Shantadurga temples shut down for devotees

After allowing Shigmo parades in most of the cities and also the famous Gulal of Zambaulim, Goa’s two main temples have taken a major step to control spread of Corona virus. Entry to Mardol and Kavlem temples has been restricted. Devotees have been told not to visit the temples, till 31st of March.

18 Mar 2020

Mask raids continue, overpriced masks also seized

Legal metrology department has continued its drive to crack down on substandard and overpriced masks. On Wednesday, the officials seized total 2540 masks in raids conducted in Mormugao taluka for selling them at exorbitant rates.

18 Mar 2020

Total fiasco of checking passengers for COVID 19; road, rail & air

Authorities are bluffing on controlling corona virus reaching Goa from outside. Passengers landing in Goa by domestic flights are not scanned at all. Only thermal guns provided at railway stations and many passengers skip out without a check. Absolutely no checking of passengers coming by road. But all passengers coming by international flights will have to go through 14-day quarantine at two centres set up. Air India has already cancelled its Kuwait and Dubai flights till 30th of April.

18 Mar 2020

Lack of hand sanitisers creating concern in Goa

The Corona virus scare has triggered panic among the Goans. But despite all the advisories to keep hygiene, hand sanitisers are still in short supply.

17 Mar 2020

CORONA: Govt shuts down schools for students up to Std VIII, CM denies indoor meets

Finally it’s decided. Summer holidays have begun for all the students from Std First to Std Eighth. No exams. Because of the threat of spread of corona virus. But exams will be held for Std Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth. And CM has denied that he is holding indoor meetings for ZP election campaign.

17 Mar 2020

CORONA: No thermal scanners at railway stations till now

Is State government serious on curtailing Corona virus spread? Because as per the announcement on Saturday, thermal scanners are installed at Dabolim airport and MPT. But not at Vasco railway station. They are still waiting for the health department to supply the scanners.

17 Mar 2020

CORONA: Ordinary & illegal masks seized

Markets are down due to corona virus. Some markets are simply minting money. Especially by selling masks and santisers. Even masks with no safety standards are being sold. On Tuesday, Legal Metrology department sized 806 such ordinary masks and 195 N95 masks across Goa for not meeting saftey standards.