Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Goa CM assures on grocery, medicine shortages

Panaji |Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
To fight food shortage, the Goa government, here on Monday, allowed restaurants to operate kitchens for the home-delivery of food. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant also said steps were being taken to address the medicine shortage caused by the 21-day nationwi... read..

AC Milan goalie asks for help for 67-yr-old woman stuck in Goa

Panaji |Monday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has asked for assistance about a elderly woman who is stuck in Goa amid the lockdown imposed in India in wake of coronavirus pandemic.... read..

2 more Covid-19 positive cases in Goa; total tally reaches 5

Panaji |Monday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Two more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Goa, taking the state's tally of positive coronavirus cases to five.... read..

Passengers who flew in Vistara on March 22 on notice

Panaji |Monday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
In a public appeal, the state Directorate of Health Services on Monday said, that those who travelled on a Vistara flight from Mumbai to Goa on March 22, which incidentally carried a COVID-19 positive patient, should report to the health authorities witho... read..

2 more corona positive cases in Goa; tally reaches 5 (Ld)

Panaji |Monday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Two more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Goa, taking the state's tally of positive coronavirus cases to five.... read..

COVID-19: People violating lockdown to buy shampoo, says Goa CM

Panaji |Monday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that he was irked by some people, who prefer to violate the 21-day lockdown to buy something as trivial as a shampoo.... read..

COVID-19: People going hungry in Panaji, says Parrikar's son

Panaji |Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
With Panaji reeling under severe food and groceries shortage amid the ongoing lockdown like other parts of Goa, former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal on Monday, participated in a drive to deliver essential groceries to 500 people living ... read..

Goa ropes in Swiggy, Zomato for grocery, food delivery

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
In face of failed efforts to run a volunteer-based system to home-deliver essential goods for nearly a week now, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday announced that food delivery apps like Swiggy and Zomato had been roped in to deliver food and groc... read..

South Goa administration ropes in Zomato for food delivery

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The South Goa district administration on Saturday roped in food delivery service Zomato to deliver takeaway foods in Margao town and nearby areas.... read..

Amid plummeting food stock, Goa CM's political stock takes beating

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 9:45:08 PM IST
While Goa battles dwindling stock of essential supplies and panic grocery-buying amid the ongoing lockdown, one stock which may have taken a solid beating could well be Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's political goodwill and his ability to govern.... read..

Goa reports two more positive COVID-19 cases

Panaji (Goa) | March 29, 2020 9:41:55 PM IST
Two more coronavirus positive cases were reported from Goa on Sunday.... read..

Don't throng tshops to buy mangoes, fish: Goa CM

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Goans tend to "go crazy" when it comes to mangoes and fish, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday, urging them not to throng vendors selling the king of fruits and fish and maintain social distancing in the wake of the nationwide lockdown that is ... read..

CRPF pickets in Goa, after police fail to contain panic-buying

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Two battalions of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed in Goa on Sunday, after three days of panic-buying across the state, which forced the police to use force against shoppers crowding outside grocery stores.... read..

Suspected COVID-19 patient dies in quarantine in Goa

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
A 68-year-old female patient, with no travel history outside Goa and who was in quarantine due to suspected COVID-19 symptoms, died at 3 a.m. on Sunday, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said.... read..

Accused of scam, Goa mayor wants accuser to take 'coconut' oath

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Accused of allegedly diverting rations meant for home-delivery during the ongoing 21-day curfew, to a store run by his brother, the Mayor of Goa's only municipal corporation now wants the accuser to perform a 'coconut' oath ritual to prove the charge.... read..

Twitter slams Goa govt for food shortage, CRPF deployment

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Amid growing unease over inability of food and essential items in Goa and the state government's decision to give central paramilitary forces a "free hand" to punish curfew violators, several voices on Twitter have attempted to highlight the plight of a p... read..

Goa govt allows Swiggy, others to deliver food during lockdown

Panaji (Goa) | March 29, 2020 11:11:28 PM IST
The government of Goa on Sunday issued a notice, whereby, it authorised Swiggy, Zomato and other home delivery platforms to operate and deliver food, groceries and other essential items at doorsteps during the lockdown due to COVID-19.... read..

COVID-19 : Goa Guv urges religious institutions to create awareness

Panaji (Goa) | March 29, 2020 11:11:33 PM IST
The Governor of Goa Satya Pal Malik on Sunday urged the leaders of religious and spiritual institutions to reach out to the people and create awareness about measures for containing the spread of the coronavirus.... read..

Goa Health Minister rules out death of 68-yr-old due to COVID-19

Panaji (Goa) | March 29, 2020 11:41:46 PM IST
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Sunday said that a 68-year-old woman who was quarantined in the isolation ward of Goa Medical College and Hospital might not have died due to COVID-19.... read..

Goa churches to telecast, live stream masses, urge people to stay home during lockdown

Panaji (Goa) | March 28, 2020 4:41:30 PM IST
Several churches in Goa have announced that the Sunday masses and prayers will be live-streamed and telecast on local TV channels and have urged the people to stay at home during the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.... read..

COVID-19: Goa unearths its own 'patient number 31'

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
In the ongoing COVID-19 saga, Goa may have found its own equivalent of South Korea's patient number 31, an infamous title conferred upon he country's 31st patient, who is believed to have spread the deadly virus to numerous people in Seoul.... read..

IMA spokesperson apologises for saying Goa doctors quarantined

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
Shekhar Salkar, a former president and current spokesperson of the Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), has tendered a public apology for saying that 50 per cent of doctors at the Goa Medical College have been quarantined due to suspected ... read..

Navy ferries face masks to Goa

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Indian Navy on Friday pressed its reconnaissance aircraft to contribute to the fight against coronavirus, ferrying 60,000 face masks for health workers in Goa.... read..

Medical opinion should guide public interest, not clamour: Bombay HC

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
While directing the Goa government to put in place an efficient system for home-delivery of essential goods and keep grocery stores open during the lock-down period, the Bombay High Court in Goa on Friday also said that state authorities must not be "over... read..

Despite having valid passes, Panaji vendors complain of 'shortage of supply'

Panaji (Goa) | March 28, 2020 7:11:32 PM IST
As people waited in long queues to buy vegetables, vendors in Panaji have complained of shortage of supply despite having valid passes.... read..

I foresee a huge scary scenario in Goa: CM

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said he foresaw a "huge scary scenario" in Goa over the ongoing COVID-19 crisis amid chaos and panic in the state over delivery of essential supplies.... read..

Govt making food, shelter arrangements for 2,500 migrant labourers: Goa CM

Panaji (Goa) | March 28, 2020 10:41:44 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that his government is making food and shelter arrangements for approximately 2,500 migrant labourers.... read..

3 Goan villages bar outsiders from entering

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Three Goan villages, two of them remote hamlets, have set up blockades to prevent outsiders from entering amid the 21-day curfew in the state.... read..

Goa announces relief package for 19,000 construction workers

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Nearly 19,000 registered construction workers in Goa will get a monetary package as well as a one-time relief in view of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Goa's Labour Minister Jennifer Monserrate said here on Saturday.... read..

Goa descends into chaos as grocery stores open

Panaji |Friday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Chaos reigned on the streets of Goa on Friday after chief minister Pramod Sawant decided to open grocery stores, a decision he said taken "under duress".... read..

People in Goa practice social distancing amid coronavirus outbreak

Panaji (Goa) | March 27, 2020 3:11:30 PM IST
People in Panaji on Friday morning were seen practicing social distancing while standing in a long queue outside a grocery shop amid a lockdown due to coronavirus.... read..

Don't blame govt for virus spread once grocery stores open: Goa CM

Panaji |Friday, 2020 7:15:05 AM IST
A miffed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said people should not blame the government for any spread of coronavirus now, after he was forced to relent on his earlier decision of a "100 per cent lockdown" in Goa and order the opening up of groc... read..

Provide police protection to those selling essential commodities: Digambar Kamat urges Goa CM

Margao (Goa) | March 27, 2020 7:41:35 PM IST
Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Digambar Kamat on Friday urged the Goa government to provide police protection to whole sellers and retailers shops who are selling basic essential commodities during the 21-day lockdown period.... read..

Grocery shops will remain open, no need to hurry: Goa Police

Panaji (Goa) | March 27, 2020 10:11:34 AM IST
Amid the lockdown imposed by the Centre to combat the coronavirus threat, Goa Police on Friday issued an advisory urging people not to rush to grocery shops as they will be open round the clock.... read..

Goa CM to meet grocery store, supermarket owners

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Amid a complete failure of the state government to facilitate home delivery of essential supplies to people over the last 24 hours, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday is scheduled to meet owners of grocery stores and supermarkets to formulate a plan... read..

Now, petition in Goa for essential goods, services

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Amid chaos and panic in Goa following failure of the state government to provide essential goods, including groceries, a petition has been filed before the Bombay High Court in Goa on Thursday demanding to know what steps have been taken by the state auth... read..

North Goa administration converts five tourist resorts into quarantine facilities

Panaji (Goa) | March 26, 2020 8:41:28 PM IST
The North Goa district administration on Thursday took over five tourist resorts, including one private facility, in order to create quarantine facilities in view of the COVID-19 health crisis.... read..

Not 33, only 3 positive cases in Goa: Health Minister

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Thursday denied reports in a section of the media that Goa had recorded 33 COVID-19 patients in one day.... read..

Only three positive COVID-19 cases in Goa: Health Minister

Panaji (Goa) | March 26, 2020 4:11:47 PM IST
Goa Health Minister, Vishwajit Rane, on Thursday stated in a tweet that there are only three positive coronavirus cases in the state and rejected reports that quoted a higher number.... read..

Goa ties up with Pune firm to obtain COVID-19 testing kits

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The Goa government has tied up with Pune-based MyLab to obtain COVID-19 testing kits, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Wednesday.... read..

3 people with foreign travel history tested positive for COVID-19 in Goa

Panaji (Goa) | March 26, 2020 2:41:27 AM IST
Three people who have a history of foreign travel tested positive for COVID-19 in Goa.... read..

Three test positive for coronavirus in Goa

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
Three persons, with a history of international travel have tested positive for COVID-19 in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said early on Thursday. This is the first instance of a positive coronavirus cases in the state.... read..

Tracking down contacts of three COVID-19 patients: Goa CM

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 1:15:05 PM IST
The three patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have been shifted to the designated coronavirus hospital in Goa and health authorities in the state are in the process of quarantining the persons they were in contact with, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant ... read..

COVID-19: Goa CM requests people to maintain social distancing

Panaji (Goa) | March 25, 2020 9:41:27 AM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has requested people in the state not to venture out of their homes unnecessarily in the wake lockdown as a precaution against coronavirus.... read..

Goa Ministers struggle with new VIP fetish for curfew passes

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Curfew passes, which empower the holder to step out of home during the lockdown, have emerged as the new status symbol in Goa in the time of COVID-19.... read..

249 British tourists stuck in Goa take special flight home

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
As many as 249 British tourists stranded in Goa left for Manchester in a special flight early Wednesday even as arrangements are underway to fly stuck tourists of other nationalities too, a tour operator involved in the exercise said.... read..

COVID-19: MoD plane to ferry Goa test samples to Mumbai lab

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Struggling without a virus testing laboratory, as well as lack of flight facilities to Mumbai in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday that a special flight has been arranged by the Union Defence Ministry f... read..

Goa mulls volunteer service for home delivery of essential goods

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The Goa government is mulling a volunteer service for delivery of essential goods during the 21-day lockdown ordered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.... read..

Goa to set up its own virology lab at GMC: State Health Minister

Panaji (Goa) | March 25, 2020 11:41:38 AM IST
Goa is setting up its own virology lab at Goa Medical College (GMC), Vishwajit Rane, state health minister of Goa, said on Tuesday.... read..

Goa opp. raises doubts about zero coronavirus case

Panaji |Tuesday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
The Congress in Goa on Tuesday raised doubts about repeated claims made by the state government of zero COVID-19 positive cases, in absence of a single testing laboratory, in the coastal state.... read..

Goa to remain under complete lockdown until March 31

Panaji |Tuesday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Goa will remain under a complete lockdown until March 31, the state Cabinet decided on Tuesday.... read..
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