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Maiden flight between Goa & Rajkot receives grand water cannon salute in Gujarat

In a bid to bolster connectivity and ease of travel in the post-pandemic world, a new direct flight was commissioned from Goa to Rajkot on July 15. The maiden operation ferried about 70 passengers to Gujarat, where it was honoured by a water cannon salute. While the grand gesture marks the goodwill of the states towards a 'new normal', it has netizens divided over the shortage of water resources in other parts of the country.

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Surla becomes the first Goan village to vaccinate 100% of its eligible population

Marking a remarkable victory against the pandemic, all eligible citizens have been vaccinated in Goa's Surla village. Reportedly, a health official informed on Monday that Surla, located in Sattari Taluka has triumphed in becoming the first village from the coastal state, to register 100% vaccinations. According to records, 50.7% of the state's total entitled population have been given the first jab of the immunity booster vaccine.

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Tourism to restart in Goa only after 100% coverage of first vaccine shot for all adults

In a major policy announcement on Thursday, all tourism activities in Goa have been ordained to stay suspended until the state achieves 100% coverage of the first vaccine dose for adults. The Chief Minister also announced that the state aims to achieve the set target by July 30. This mission will be propelled by the ongoing Tika Utsav 3.0, which is harnessing positive public response and enthusiasm.

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Curfew extended in Goa till June 7 in a bid to further arrest the spread of infections!

Keeping in view high active tallies in the state, the Goa government has announced an extension of the COVID curfew till June 7. Previously, the curfew was imposed from May 9 to 23, which was extended to May 31, noting the continual surge in infection tallies. Now, the ongoing restrictions will be in place till June 7 and the CM has ALSO announced that there will be no official celebrations for the statehood day on May 30 this year.

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Special Task Force set up in Goa to tackle the expected third wave of infection!

The state of Goa has initiated a proactive measure in view of the expected third wave of the pandemic. A 15-member special task force has been set up here, under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister to prepare for a successive infection swell, anticipated to hit the nation in the coming months. Reportedly, the state Health Minister has roped in as the Vice Chairman of this force which will include both, private and government doctors.

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