The government’s decision to administer the anthelmintic drug to the entire population comes at a time its vaccination program for the 18-44 age group is yet to take off and is expected to start only by the third week of May.
The court also said, “…we see no justification in the State of Goa not insisting upon a negativity certificate from persons who seek entry into Goa at this crucial juncture when reports indicate that the positivity rate in Goa is as high as 52%.”
While a night curfew and curbs on large gatherings are already in place until April 30, the lockdown will also mean tourism activities like thronging restaurants and casinos won’t be allowed, CM Pramod Sawant said.
These projects had been cleared by the Centre last year despite concerns being raised at various levels since they would cut through the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary (BMWS) and the Mollem National Park (MNP) in South Goa.
Ramachandran Yelappa (32) was nabbed in Hoskote near Bangalore after a team of officers from the Goa Police Crime Branch and the Mapusa police station scoured through Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The system that catalogues 83 antiquities at present is aimed at providing quick information about an antiquity linked to the software, saving storage space and ensuring improved preservation of the objects of historical significance.
A team of scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) will spend the next three months traversing the course of over 10,000 nautical miles in the Indian Ocean to understand it at a cellular level.
In Goa, which has a 105 km coastline, discontent has been brewing over a number of issues, including the duration to respond to the draft, re-zoning of beach areas and accommodating allegedly illegal constructions.
The State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday kept elections in the five of the municipal councils at abeyance after the high court directed the director of municipal administration to carry out the reservation of the wards afresh “rectifying gross illegalities” in the reservation process.