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Amid rising COVID tally, Goa reports its first case of Omicron

An eight-year-old with a travel history to the United Kingdom has tested Omicron positive in Goa. Reportedly, the boy was tested as per the COVID-mandated protocols upon his return to Panjim on December 17. After testing positive for coronavirus, the sample was sent to Pune's NIV institute for genome sequencing to detect the Omicron variant which reported a positive result on Monday. Additionally, 67 COVID cases were detected in Goa in the last 24 hours marking an almost threefold increase from Sunday.

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THIS ship-shaped museum in Goa is sure to take you on a voyage back in time!

Offering a striking contrast to its party-destination image, there are multiple places in Goa that present its age-old culture to the world. Illuminating the history of Goan architecture- an of amalgamation Konkani and the Portuguese style of design, the Houses of Goa Museum is one such unmissable place in this coastal state.

Tucked away in the Salvador do Mundo (Savior of the World) village in Porvorim, this museum is a quirky multi-level building bearing an uncanny resemblance to a ship marooned on an isle. Read on to know more about this one-of-a-kind museum located away from the bustling city.

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Goa's historic Caba de Rama Fort to be restored!

The Goa Tourism Development Corporation has proposed to work on the beautification and restoration of Cabo De Rama fort, located in South Goa's Khola Village. One of the biggest and oldest forts in the state, Cabo De Rama offers brilliant views of the Arabian sea. However, due to lack of maintenance and basic amenities, parts of the fort are now subject to degradation and littering. The renovation will greatly increase the touristic value of the monument.

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Ahead of the impending Omicron threat, Goa's tourism sector starts a vigil for 15 days

Amid the rising concerns of the new COVID variant Omicron, the tourism sector in Goa is closely watching its likely impact on the state. According to the president of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa, all the development in this regard will be monitored strictly in the next 15 days to take necessary decisions ahead of the globally-acclaimed Christmas-New Year celebrations in Goa.

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​GTDC to run tourist-friendly 'Ho-Ho' buses & amphibious vehicles this holiday season in Goa

Ahead of the peak tourism season, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has decided to run multimodal experiential tours here to notch up the travellers' experience. As per reports, tourist-friendly services such as the hop on hop off buses and the first operations of amphibious (sea and land) vehicles will be launched in Goa under this scope of this programme. Notably, the tender of running both these tour facilities has been granted to the M/s Prive Property Management Pvt Ltd., after a successful bidding round.

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