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Schools in Goa to resume offline classes for students of IX-XII from October 18

As the COVID situation continues to improve in the state, Goa's Task Force for COVID management has decided to reopen schools for students of classes IX to XII from Monday. As per the announcement made by the Chief Minister of the state on Wednesday, offline classes will resume in a staggered manner from October 18. Previously, the administration had issued a circular permitting offline examination for students of classes XI and XII in the state.

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Daily COVID positivity ratio dips below 1% in Goa

Bringing some respite for the state residents, Goa witnessed the month's lowest number of fresh COVID infections on Monday. As per records, 35 fresh cases were marked in the state yesterday. With these new infections, the state now has a total of 647 active cases while the recoveries exceeded the new detections by a large margin. Adding to this, the daily COVID positivity ratio came down to 0.9% on Monday

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COVID relief package to help over 50,000 Goan citizens employed in unorganised sectors

In an attempt to compensate for the loss incurred by people of the unorganised sectors during the pandemic, the Goa government has initiated a relief programme that will provide financial assistance to over 50,000 Goan citizens. The aid has been granted to the marginalised employees of the unorganized sectors. An ex-gratia financial assistance of Rs 2 lacs has also been extended to the family of coronavirus victims in this strata.

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Goa restarts tourism activities; casinos, spas & nightclubs allowed to open at 50% capacity

Good news travellers, the state of Goa has revived its tourism activities and has opened its borders for movement once again. As per reports, all casinos, spas and nightclubs have been allowed to function at 50% capacity from today onwards. Only those who produce a negative COVID-19 test report or are fully vaccinated will be permitted to enjoy these provisions. The government is said to soon issue the Standard Operating Procedure ( SOPs) for the same.

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Goa on COVID alert as cases spike in Maharashtra & Kerala

Amid the rise in the cases of COVID-19 in neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Kerala, the administration in Goa is now on an alert. While Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant on Tuesday claimed the region to be 100% ready to tackle the 'third wave' surge of corona virus, he has highlighted the need to raise the defence guard and caution against the resurgence. The state has prepared human as well as infrastructure resources to fight the spike, the Minister clarified.

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