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With stringent SOPs in place, cinema halls, pools & gatherings can now resume in Goa

In an order issued in Goa on Saturday, the authorities have permitted all cinema halls, swimming pools, gatherings for religious, social, cultural, educational, entertainment and sports events to resume, under the strict surveillance of a preventive standard operating procedure. The directive details that all swimming pools can operate for training and sports purposes, whereas, cinema halls and all other events in Goa will function at half the potential capacity of the venue.

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South Goa District Hospital to be upgraded into a state-of-the-art COVID-19 facility soon!

The new South Goa district hospital will soon be upgraded into state-of-the-art COVID health facility, that will have modern medical facilities and tools along with ICUs and OTs. With excellent patient reviews about treatment facilities, doctors, attending staff, hygiene maintenance alike, the state is all set to boost the strengths of the hospital to shoulder the caseload with prime defence.

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The penalty for not wearing a mask in Goa has been doubled to ₹200!

The Goan government is taking all the steps possible, to make sure that people follow the social distancing norms and comply with the rules set out to arrest the spread of the coronavirus infection. On Monday, the Chief Minister announced that the fine for not wearing masks in public places in Goa has been doubled from ₹100 to ₹200. Besides these, the state is also establishing various precautions, preventive protocols and SOPs against the COVID-19 spread in view of the expected raised influx of tourists and migrant workers in the coming weeks.

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Goa to follow Maharashtra like SOP for travellers from Delhi to contain rise in Coronavirus cases

Coronavirus pandemic is gaining momentum once again in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, in what many have termed as the 'third wave of infection'. By consequence, states like Maharashtra and other such prime targets of COVID have special protocols for travellers visiting from the NCR and now Goa too has planned on implementing the same protocols.

Fearing the onset of the second wave of the virus, Goa's Health Minister has stated that the state will adopt Maharashtra like SOPs for Delhi passengers arriving by trains and flights in view of a possible domestic infection surge given the increase in tourist influx.

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New SOP makes isolation rooms mandatory in Goa hotels, in a bid to arrest covid cases

The Goa government is working on a new SOP, which will make it compulsory for all hotels in the state to maintain isolation rooms for tourists and guests who test positive for Covid-19, Health Minister said on Wednesday. He also notified that the state Health Ministry is working to scale up the daily coronavirus testing quantum to an average of 2,000 tests every day.

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