Home quarantine a farce

Home quarantine a farce

Panaji: The state authorities have no mechanism in place to trace either the foreign passengers or the local people arriving from different foreign countries and are supposed to be put under home isolation as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. There are many locals, who have returned from different countries and are not reached out by the authorities. These locals are reported to be roaming in public...
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Encourage employees to work from home: Govt to Pvt firms

Encourage employees to work from home: Govt to Pvt firms

Panjim: The State government has issued an advisory appealed to private organisations to allow their employees to work from home and to avoid all meetings till further notice. The Directorate of Health Services has issued an advisory based on the advisory of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. “Encourage private sector organisations/employers to allow employees to work from home wherever feasible. Meetings, as far as feasible,...
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Steps against vector-borne diseases to be taken at 3 buildings in Mapusa

Steps against vector-borne diseases to be taken at 3 buildings in Mapusa

Mapusa: Bardez block committee for vector borne diseases has decided, on a priority basis, to make government complex at Morod, district hospital at Peddem and Mapusa police station building free from vector borne diseases. The decision was taken during a joint meeting held at Deputy Collector’s office on Thursday. Under the chairmanship of Deputy Collector I Akshay Potekar, a meeting of Bardez block committee for vector borne diseases was convened...
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Concern over utilisation of Chicalim hospital ambulance for ferrying flyers suspected with covid-19

Concern over utilisation of Chicalim hospital ambulance for ferrying flyers suspected with covid-19

Vasco: The lone ambulance van attached to the sub-district hospital at Chicalim is now also being utilised for transporting air passengers, suspected with novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), to Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital at Bambolim, from Dabolim airport. The ambulance van is meant for ferrying patients to GMC hospital from sub-district hospital at Chicalim in emergency cases, while it is also used for transporting medicines from ID Hospital at Ponda....
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There will be no shortage of fuel, says IOC

There will be no shortage of fuel, says IOC

Vasco: With some people buying petrol and diesel due to the umbrella shutdown of various offices, shops and other important avenues following the Covid-19 pandemic across the State, the Deputy General Manager of Indian Oil Corporation, Western Region informed that there won’t be any shortage of fuel at the fuel stations and the supply will continue to stay unabated. Following the recent panic among the consumers about the umbrella shutdown...
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Road encroachments by food vans: joint inspection to be held on March 26

Road encroachments by food vans: joint inspection to be held on March 26

Calangute: The North Goa Collector has pulled up PWD and concerned panchayats for not acting against food vans and carts operating along the highway at a prominent spot in Porvorim and Saligao also. The issue of flouting of norms by food vans and carts had been highlighted by this daily some days ago. With no action coming forth, a joint inspection of eight departments has been scheduled on March 26....
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Cuncolim Sunday market closed

Cuncolim Sunday market closed

Cuncolim: The Cuncolim Municipal Council has decided to close down Sunday market for next two Sundays on March 22 and 29 as a precautionary measure with regard to outbreak of Covid-19. The locals were demanding to close down Sunday market as a precautionary measure to avoid Coronavirus infection. The council in a special meeting held on Wednesday unanimously resolved to keep Sunday market close for next to Sundays. Vice Chairperson...
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Public advised not to visit Mapusa municipality

Public advised not to visit Mapusa municipality

Mapusa: The Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) on Wednesday issued a notice suspending public visiting hours at MMC and appealed to the public to avoid visiting the municipality in view of COVID-19 outbreak. The notice is issued as part of precautionary measures in view of COVID-19 on Wednesday by chief officer Clen Madeira. The notice states that “All the litigants, public and advocates in the state of Goa are informed that...
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Home quarantine a farce

Panaji: The state authorities have no mechanism in place to trace either the foreign passengers or the local people arriving from different foreign countries and are supposed to be put under home isolation as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. There are many locals, who have returned from different countries and are not reached out by the […]

Encourage employees to work from home: Govt to Pvt firms

Panjim: The State government has issued an advisory appealed to private organisations to allow their employees to work from home and to avoid all meetings till further notice. The Directorate of Health Services has issued an advisory based on the advisory of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. “Encourage private sector organisations/employers to allow employees to […]

Bardez Veterans enter final

Chandravaddo-Fatorda: Bardez Veterans shot-out Vasco Veterans 5-3 via the tie-breaker to move into the final of the Fatorda Veterans football tournament, at DBO ground, Murida-Fatorda, on Wednesday. Vasco’s Francis Desouza and Bibian Fernandes controlled and guided their teams from the midfield with their supplies and guidance throughout the match. Just in the second minute, Francis Desouza sent in a long […]

Steps against vector-borne diseases to be taken at 3 buildings in Mapusa

Mapusa: Bardez block committee for vector borne diseases has decided, on a priority basis, to make government complex at Morod, district hospital at Peddem and Mapusa police station building free from vector borne diseases. The decision was taken during a joint meeting held at Deputy Collector’s office on Thursday. Under the chairmanship of Deputy Collector I Akshay Potekar, a meeting […]

Concern over utilisation of Chicalim hospital ambulance for ferrying flyers suspected with covid-19

Vasco: The lone ambulance van attached to the sub-district hospital at Chicalim is now also being utilised for transporting air passengers, suspected with novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), to Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital at Bambolim, from Dabolim airport. The ambulance van is meant for ferrying patients to GMC hospital from sub-district hospital at Chicalim in emergency cases, while it is […]

There will be no shortage of fuel, says IOC

Vasco: With some people buying petrol and diesel due to the umbrella shutdown of various offices, shops and other important avenues following the Covid-19 pandemic across the State, the Deputy General Manager of Indian Oil Corporation, Western Region informed that there won’t be any shortage of fuel at the fuel stations and the supply will continue to stay unabated. Following […]