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Ahead of the peak tourism season, Goa Police prepares for a tourist surge amid covid-19 fears

Ahead of the peak tourism season in Goa, the police personnel of the state are gearing up for a surge in tourists, Director General of Police, Mukesh Kumar Meena stated on Saturday. He further added that preparing for the crowds, especially in wake of the pandemic was a challenge for the security force and approximately 900 police personnel had tested positive for covid-19, ever since the outbreak earlier this year. "I could see on beaches, the crowd has increased and hotels too are seeing more and more bookings. It will be a challenging task," Meena said, when asked about the police preparedness for tourists during the peak tourism season.

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COVID-19 cases in Goa surge past 37,000; AYUSH doctors to assist in covid care

At present, the state of Goa has 37,591 confirmed COVID-19 cases and the Chief Minister on Friday, mentioned that next week onwards, the state government will get AYUSH doctors on board for covid care. Along with other government doctors, the AYUSH doctors will be involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms.

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