To curb COVID-19 cases in Goa, Janta Curfew to be followed till August 10

Movement of all non-essential services is prohibited during the curfew.

Keeping in sight the escalating number of COVID-19 cases, Goa has entered a phase of complete lockdown till the 19th of July. To tackle the crisis further, the CM has also imposed 'Janata Curfew' in the state from 8 pm to 6 am everyday till the 10th of August.

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Non-essential public movement and other activities have also been capped till Sunday (July 19) and a warning stating that the violators of these regulations will be sent to jail immediately, has been issued. Only those who are associated with essential services or are facing any sort of medical emergencies, would be permitted to move out during this curfew and lockdown.

So far there have been 3,304 confirmed cases and 1,337 active cases in the state. The situation has been getting worse ever since a 136 employees of a pharmaceutical company tested positive for the virus. The heavy monsoon rains that Goa has been receiving this month, has also led to the growth of viral infections and a general fear of this deadly disease.

Till now, over 40,000 people in Goa have been fined for not wearing a mask and according to the statistics. Goa had been declared as a 'green zone' in the month of May but due to a surge in active cases in the current times, such instructions are being put in place.

A message to all our readers

Even during such a grave situation at hand, the authorities are putting their best foot forward to make our lives convenient and in order to keep it that way, do follow the directives as suggested by the medical professionals. Even if you're stepping out for your essentials, do not forget your masks and sanitizers and maintaining a distance is an absolute must!

After 59 years, Goa records highest rainfall at 412 cms

Although the state is facing heavy rainfall at the moment, according to officials, the state's monsoon season would be over within the next four days.

This year during monsoons, the sunny state of Goa has recorded its highest rainfall since 1961 (after 59 years), according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). On Saturday, speaking about this occurrence, Rahul M who is a scientist at IMD Goa, mentioned that this state has reported 412 cms of rainfall from the South West monsoons in 2020. This has amounted to 41% higher than the average value of rainfall in the state.

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Goa's Dudhsagar Falls now open for trekkers; jeep safaris to be accessible soon

According to reports, some of the tour operators in Goa, are also offering pick up and drop services for tourists coming in from Bengaluru and Hyderabad

The Dudhsagar Falls trek in Goa was shut due to the pandemic and now, the authorities have once again made it accessible for the public as travel restrictions have been relaxed to a large extent. This waterfall can only be reached by walking on the railway tracks and several trekking groups have already purchased trekking packages for September-end.

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Heavy rains and high COVID case rise submerge Goa into multiple challenges

All weather stations in Goa record 100mm of rainfall as the state tally booms over 590 new coronavirus infections in one Tuesday

Goa loses footing as COVID case rise on a rainy day spill troubles for the state. The perilous cloud cover over the Arabian Sea brings Goa one of its most intense spells of this monsoon season, clocking at least 100mm of rainfall in all state weather stations. Besides this, an infection spike was further witnessed in Goa this week; the state reported as many as 590 cases in a single day on Tuesday.

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Goa to get a detox as guidelines for the disposal of cigarette & bidi butts are enroute

This step is in sync with healthy and sustainable environment practices.

On Sunday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to chalk out guidelines for the proper disposal of cigarette and bidi butts, within the next three months. The National Organization for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) welcomed this move.

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South Goa district hospital is now the new COVID-19 facility of the state

All you need to know about the new 150 bed COVID-19 facility in Goa.

The State Health Minister announced that the hospital in the South Goa district, Margao has been commissioned as the COVID-19 facility in the state with a potential of housing 150 patients. Until now, all coronavirus infected patients were receiving treatment at the ESI Hospital in Margao, the Medical College and Hospital near Panaji and the Sub-District Hospital in Ponda.

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