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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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Recoveries surge over fresh COVID-19 cases for 2 weeks in Goa, Recuperation ratio zooms at 92.5%

The state of Goa is generating positive statistics with respect to the impact of COVID-19 on human health in the last 2 weeks now(October 12 to October 25) The daily tallies of recoveries in the state have exceeded the count of new cases for 14 days, clocking negative stats of daily active cases. This comes as a huge respite to the state of Goa which has accumulated over 42,242 infections since the outbreak on March 25.

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South Goa District Hospital to turn into a 250 bed COVID treatment facility by Friday

The Goa Government's decision to convert the South Goa District Hospital into a 250-bed COVID-19 treatment facility will kickstart the work from Friday. This decision has been taken as a direct consequence to the spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the state, which currently clocks at 21,630 cases. This is the third COVID treatment facility that is being set up by the State to haemorrhage the spreading virus.

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