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Goa lodges its name as the first state in India to be rabies-free!

In a landmark victory, Goa has emerged as the first state across the country to be rabies-free. The Chief Minister on Wednesday informed that the coastal state has had no rabies history in the last three years. This feat was achieved under the banner of the Misson Rabies project, run through a Union grant, to control and eliminate the overall infection here.

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Goa's fresh COVID tallies plunge below the 1000 mark after 40 days on Saturday!

Goa's pandemic infection graph mapped a marginal respite on Saturday when the tally of fresh COVID-19 cases in the state dipped below the 1000 mark after 40 days. As per reports, the virus growth was restricted at 0.9% in Goa in the past week, which lead to around 963 new detections in the last 24 hours here. The coastal state had last recorded 940 cases on April 19, after which the advent of the second wave of coronavirus led to a rampant case rise.

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Night curfew imposed in Goa from 10 PM to 6 AM till April 30 along with other COVID-19 norms

Goa is witnessing a sharp spike in coronavirus cases and on Wednesday, the daily rise surged beyond the 1000-mark for the second consecutive day. Amid this alarming uptick of the infection, the Chief Minister, on April 21, enforced a night curfew across the state from 10 PM to 6 AM. As per the statement, the restriction will be observed till April 30. after which the COVID scenario will be reviewed. The cabinet has also imposed other curbs to break the chain of increased transmission in Goa.

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Goa enforces embargo on the export of oxygen cylinders to deal with internal COVID surge

The Goa government, on Saturday, banned the export of oxygen cylinders outside the state due to increased internal requirement, in wake of the fierce COVID surge here. As per reports, Goa registered a record-high surge of 927 cases in 24 hours on Friday, taking the count of total active cases in the state to 6,321. Consequently, the oxygen cylinders have been reserved for the treatment of critical patients here.

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Shigmo spring festival cancelled in Goa due to the rampant rise in COVID-19 cases

The Goa government on Friday announced that all float parades of the Shigmo festival have been cancelled in an attempt to arrest the spread and transmission of the coronavirus. "The state government will give compensation to the artists who take place in the annual Shigmotsov celebrations. The decision to cancel the Shigmo parades in the state has been taken to avoid further spread of the Covid-19," CM Sawant said. New guidelines have also been set for Holi, Easter, Eid and Shab-e-Barat in view of rising coronavirus cases in some of the neighbouring states.

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