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Schools in Goa all set to welcome students back to campus from November 22!

After a nod by the special COVID Task Force, schools in Goa are all set to resume physical classes for students of standard I-VIII from Monday. Reportedly, Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) guidelines will be issued by the Education Department of the state before the resumption of offline classes. Additionally, the concerned department has also been directed to take school management into confidence before chalking out the modalities of re-opening schools.

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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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Inoculation teams at Goa's vaccination centres to get a 2 day leave during Ganesh Chaturthi

The festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi will bring a much-needed respite to the team of inoculators engaged in Goa's expansive COVID-19 'TikaUtsav' drive. On Thursday, the state's nodal officer for vaccination, Anup Netrawalkar, announced "vaccination holidays" during the first two days of the Ganeshutsav. As such, all government vax sites will remain closed on September 10 and 11 here, marking the first official leave of the statewide vaccination efforts after a relentless 228-day campaign.

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Curfew in Goa extended till August 2; check guidelines here

In a bid to control the rapid spread of coronavirus in Goa, the govt on Monday announced the extension of the curfew, until 7 AM on August 2. COVID curfew was initially imposed in the state on May 9 in wake of the 'second wave'. Since then, it has been repeatedly extended to actively break the chain of the virus. While several relaxations have been put in place here, the administration also released a set of detailed guidelines in the coastal state to prevent any further unprecedented rise.

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Unused school buildings in Goa to be rented out to non-profit organisations

In an attempt to promote refurbished usage of vacant spaces in Goa, the state government has decided to rent out unused school buildings to non-profit organisations. Reportedly, a small fee will be charged from these social groups and welfare organisations for using these complexes. The decision for the re-utilisation of such buildings was announced after the Chief Minister headed a meeting of the state cabinet.

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