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COVID curfew in Goa may extend beyond July 12 amid pandemic fears

Amid the widespread threat of COVID-19, the presence of new virus strains and the expected 'third wave', the Goa Chief Minister on Friday hinted that the state-level curfew might be extended here. In a public statement, the CM stated that the government needs to think about continuing the state curfew beyond July 12. It may be noted that some relaxations, with respect to operations of restaurants, bars and outdoor sports complexes were awarded on July 2 here.

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Relief packages announced in Goa for individuals & families affected by the pandemic

Two separate COVID-related financial schemes have been announced by the Goa cabinet on Wednesday. One of these schemes aims at providing relief packages to the kin of those who passed during the pandemic. The other scheme has been initiated to provide relief packages to the unorganised sector and those who are involved in traditional occupations. With monetary assistance, the government aims to allay the economic strain that these people have faced.

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Goa gears up to fight the third wave of COVID with improved infrastructure & active vaccination

Goa has adopted a multi-thronged action against the spread of COVID-19 infection, mutations and the rising threat of the 'third wave' in the country. The government has ensured special provisions and infrastructure ahead of the possible surge, on the advice of a committee of experts. The Health Minister has also urged people to get vaccinated, remain vigilant and follow COVID-appropriate behaviour to close down the transmission avenue.

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'Stringent monitoring' deployed along Goa borders to block the entry of Delta Plus variant

Tightening up the measures to prevent the permeability of the Delta Plus variant, the Goa administration has declared that it will assure "stringent monitoring" along the state borders. Subsequently, the Goa Health Minister informed that the Chief Minister has instructed officials to make sure that widespread interventions are executed to mitigate the entry of the new mutant. The state authorities have been alarmed by the first cases in various districts of the neighbouring state of Maharashtra.

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Goa's high literacy rate sets pace for an active vaccination drive in the state!

The state of Goa has been able to achieve a 43.8% coverage of the first dose vaccination here, clocking in a rapid rate of inoculation target achievement. This is a testimony of the public's positive outlook towards clinical resources against the COVID spread. The Chief Minister on Tuesday, further added that the state's high literacy rate may have bolstered the vaccination drive. People are aware of the rise and prevention of the pandemic, thus, are resorting to certified means to control it.

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