log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 GOA Uphill task for Rane to get new Covid facility running on Sep 19 IN SHORT >> Amit Shah admitted to AIIMS once again NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS on Saturday night, nearly two weeks after he was discharged from the hospital. He was earlier admitted to the national capital’s top hospital for post Covid-care. He was admitted to the AIIMS on August 18 after he complained of “fatigue and body ache”. >> See pg 6 Conspiracy to malign M’rashtra: Thackeray MUMBAI: Facing flak from detractors on both political and coronavirus front, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said a conspiracy is afoot to malign Maharashtra. “Whatever political storms come, I will face... I will fight coronavirus too,” Thackeray said in a televised public address. Parliament geared up for Monsoon Session NEW DELHI: Parliament is fully prepared for the 18-day Monsoon Session from Monday under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic with many firsts, including sitting of the two Houses in shifts without any off day, entry only to those having a negative COVID-19 report and compulsory wearing of masks. >> See pg 6 At 74, Raghuvansh breathes his last NEW DELHI: Former Union minister and veteran RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh died on Sunday, a day after he was put on a ventilator at New Delhi’s AIIMS. He was 74. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over Singh’s death and said, “Raghuvansh Prasad Singh is no more among us. His demise has left a void in the political sphere of Bihar as well as the country.” Kangana Ranaut meets Maharashtra Governor MUMBAI: Actor Kangana Ranaut, who is locked in a bitter political row with Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena, met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari Sunday evening. Ms Ranaut’s sister, Rangoli, was also present. In visuals of the meeting that were shared by news agency ANI, neither Ms Ranaut nor her sister are seen wearing face masks as they sit and talk to Mr Koshyari, who does have one. >> See pg 6 WEATHER >> Max: 27.7 C Min: 23.2C Humidity: 100% Rain Fall: 142.80 In TIDES Low: High: 01:49 09:10 14:45 20:20 2 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) 8 pages PRICE ` 6 VOLUME VI, NO. 88 INDIA Flyers can take photos, videos inside flights, clarifies DGCA 6 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 ABROAD Blair, Major call for boycott of Johnson’s Brexit divorce pact 42 arrested in a midnight Calangute gambling raid THOSE IN POLICE NET ARE MAINLY FROM GUJARAT, M’RASHTRA & DELHI THE GOAN I NETWORK MAPUSA A team of Goa Police arrested 42 persons, mainly from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Delhi, during a midnight gambling raid in a hotel in Calangute. Rs 10 lakh cash and over 5,000 gambling chips with face value of Rs 1,000 were seized in the raid. A team of police officers led by Calangute PI, Nolasco Raposo and Old Goa PI, Vijaynath Kavlekar along with support staff raided the hotel at Gaura-vaddo, Calangute in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. According to police, two hotel rooms on the fifth floor were being used to conduct the playing card gambling activity. “The gambling was taking place in two separate rooms of the hotel where card games were being played. These HOTEL OWNER IN THE DOCK THE SEIZURE Rs 10 lakh cash and over 5,000 gambling chips Two card swipe machines and 57 mobile phones THE SPOT for gambling activity THE GAMBLERS Businessmen on a trip to Goa during the weekend NO GOANS Two hotel rooms on the fifth floor were being used Locals were not involved in gambling at site, according to DySP Edwin Colaco men are businessmen and had come to Goa during the weekend,” a police officer informed. Police said total amount of Rs 10,00,300 cash and 5,739 chips each with a face value of Rs 1,000, two card swipe machines and 57 mobile phones were seized in the raid. Calangute Police have booked an offence against the Yoga, Chyawanprash: Govt advice for post-Covid care AGENCIES NEW DELHI The Ministry of Health on Sunday issued a set of guidelines for patients who have recovered from Coronavirus. The Centre said regular intake of warm water, moderate exercise and having Ayush ministry-prescribed immunity booster medicines like Ayush Kwath, Mulethi powder, and Chyawanprash can be helpful in faster full recovery among COVID-19 patients. The use of Chyawanprash in the morning (1 teaspoonful) with lukewarm water or milk is highly recommended, under the direction of registered Ayurveda physician, the Ministry of AYUSH said. It added Chyawanprash consumption is believed to be effective in the post-recovery period. “COVID-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus is relatively a new disease, with fresh information being known on a dynamic basis about the natural history of the disease, especially in terms of post-recovery events,” the ministry said. After acute COVID-19 illness, recovered patients may continue to report a wide variety of signs and symptoms including fatigue, body ache, cough, sore throat, difficulty in breathing, etc. “As of now there is limited evidence of post-COVID sequelae and fur- Police will be writing a letter to the tourism department and the local panchayat for taking appropriate action against the hotel owner for letting his premises to be used for gambling activity accused persons including the organizers under the provisions of Section 3 and 4 of the Goa Daman and Diu Gambling Act. Police will be writing a letter to the tourism department and the local panchayat for taking appropriate action against the hotel owner for letting his premises to be used >Continued on P5 7 4 more deaths take Covid toll in State to 290 THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Four more patients succumbed to Covid-19 in Goa taking the state’s Covid death toll to 290. The daily bulletin of the Health Department also recorded 407 new cases of the infection. The active tally is presently at 5,173 of whom 200 asymptomatic patients are under home isolation. All the four deceased patients were above the age of 70 years and were admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim owing to their critical condition. >> See pg 3 15 tourists fined for not wearing masks PANAJI : Taking cognisance of complaints of citizents about people specially tourists flouting rules and roaming without masks in the city the corporation of the city of Panaji on Sunday fined 15 tourists for not using masks while moving in public places. >> See pg 3 SPORTS Saina: Is it safe to conduct Thomas & Uber Cup during corona times? 8 `50 lakh insurance cover for all health workers in State: CM THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Insurance cover for a Rs 50lakh sum assured has been extended to every health worker in Goa, according to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, even as the State’s public health sector is seemingly wilting under pressure of the Covid-19 outbreak. “The scheme provides insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh per health worker in case of loss of life due to Covid-19 or accidental loss of life on account of Covid-19 related duties,” said the tweet posted on Sunday by Sawant on the micro-blogging site. Meanwhile, anxious to stimulate economic activity in the face of the gloomy scenario triggered by the pandemic disruptions, Sawant said, over eight thousand loans which are co-lateral free were sanctioned in Goa under the Centre’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. These loans are totally LOANS SANCTIONED The CM said, over eight thousand loans which are co-lateral free were sanctioned in Goa under Centre’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan These loans are totally worth Rs 232 crore and have been sanctioned for businesses, including MSMEs from the State More than half these loans worth some Rs 126 crore have already been disbursed, the CM said worth Rs 232 crore and have been sanctioned for businesses, including MSMEs from the State, the Chief Minister said. More than half these loans worth some Rs 126 crore have already been disbursed, Sawant added. >Continued on P5 AT ARM’S LENGTH IMMUNITY BOOSTING AYUSH MEDICINE (To be prescribed by practitioners only) Giloy powder 1 -3 gm with lukewarm water for 15 days Ashwagandha powder 1-3 gm twice daily for 15 days Amla fruit one daily/ Amla powder 1-3 gm once ther research is required and is being actively pursued,” said the ministry. “Post-COVID care is coming up across India. Recovered patients with their negative RTPCR test result are suffering from severe to mild weakness, skin rashes, headache, diarrhoea, mild pain in the abdomen which persist for long. Some patients also notice lowgrade fever,” said Professor and Head of Urology and Renal Transplant Department, Safdarjung hospital Dr Anup Kumar. In addition, Dr Kumar stated, “It has been decided that these patients after recovery should daily visit the postCOVID-care clinic and physicians will look after their complaints there. If symptoms are bothersome, an RT-PCR might be conducted again to see if the patient has actually recovered or not. Proper counsel- daily Mulethi powder (for dry cough) 1- 3 gm with lukewarm water Warm milk with 1/2 teaspoonful haldi in (morning/ evening) Chyawanprash 1 teaspoonful (5 mg) once daily in the morning ling is also crucial.” Notably, it is the heart, lungs, kidneys and brain that are affected the most by this virus any early signs and symptoms like early fatigue, breathlessness, pain in the calf muscles, cramps should be reported to the doctor immediately. Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 case tally continues to rise at an unprecedented pace and has touched 47,54,357, including 78,586 deaths. However, the health ministry has said India’s COVID-19 recoveries have also witnessed a steep exponential rise -- from 50,000 in May to over 36 lakhs in September, which means around 70,000 recoveries on an average were reported every day. Recoveries are nearly 3.8 times the active cases and under 1/4 of the total coronavirus cases reported so far, the government says. A man records the temperature of a girl with hand-held scanner at the entrance of the Goa College of Pharmacy, the venue of NEET in Panaji on Sunday. The other centre in the capital city was Nirmala Institute. Narayan Pissurlenkar Over 4,000 students answer NEET in Goa THE GOAN I NETWORK PANAJI Amid the fearful spectre of the Covid-19 outbreak, some 4,000-plus students from Goa appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) at 15 centers across the State. In Panaji, the students aspiring for an all-India ranking which will enable them enter medical or dental colleges of choice from across the country took their NEET exam at the Goa Pharmacy College. Authorities said, there was no inconvenience of any sort and all the standard operating procedures (SoPs) related to prevention of Covid-19 transmission were followed. An all-India competitive exam, students had to face weeks of anxiety and uncertainty over the timing of NEET’s conduct amidst the 3,800 CENTRES ACROSS INDIA Medical entrance exam NEET began on Sunday amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic at over 3,800 centres across the country with students queuing up as per their designated time slots, adhering to social distancing norms >> See pg 6 growing-grim-by-the-day Covid-19 situation across the country. At least half-a-dozen States had sought postponement of the exam citing the Covid-19 situation and the certainty of crowding at centres by students and parents. However the Apex Court dismissed the apprehensions and upheld the Central government’s decision to go ahead and conduct the exam. Emergency nod likely to Covid Impressive turnout for saving coconut trees in Guirim vaccine for high-risk people A YOUNG MODEL COMES CALLING THE GOAN I NETWORK AGENCIES NEW DELHI Dispelling fears around administration of Covid-19 vaccine, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said he would offer himself to take the vaccine. The Union Minister while interaction with social media followers, ‘Jan Samvad’, on Sunday indicated that emergency authorisation of vaccine is also on the cards. He said the government is considering emergency authorisation of a vaccine against the coronavirus, especially in the case of senior citizens and people working in high-risk settings. “This shall be done HEALTH MINISTER DISPELS FEARS To allay fears regarding the safety aspect of the vaccines, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said he will be happy to take the first dosage of vaccine if some people have a trust deficit after a consensus has been reached,” he said. To allay fears regarding the safety aspect of the vaccines, he said he will be happy to take the first dosage of vaccine if some people have a trust deficit. Incidentally, a decade ago, the then Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had officially launched Vaxiflu-S, the country’s first indigenous vaccine to counter H1N1 /swine flu. A recent study published in the British Journal, The Lancet, said there is increasing vaccine hesitancy in many parts of the world at a time when a vaccine to fight COVID-19 is eagerly awaited. In India, the hesitancy is at the lowest among other countries in comparison like Pakistan, Indonesia and South Korea. The study explored the acceptance levels of vaccines and how they have changed >Continued on P5 MAPUSA tudents, professionals and expats too! They all came together to save the iconic coconut trees along the picturesque Guirim national highway on Sunday morning. The Goa Green Brigade had appealed for just 15 volunteers but over 40 turned up to do their bit to save the trees. “It was an overwhelming response. We never expected so many to turn up considering the Covid crisis and the rains. In fact, we fell short of implements and had to rush to fetch more,” said a beaming Avertino Miranda, coordinator of the Goa Green Brigade. A young model was also present among the volunteers, S She picked up spade and pix-axe to dig mud around coconut trees She came to know about the initiative through the social media She called up Goa Green Brigade coordinator to ask if she could join who picked up the spade and the pix-axe to dig the mud around the coconut trees. “She was in Goa and came to know about the initiative through the social media when the message went viral. She called me up and asked if A Mumbai-based model lending a helping hand to save the coconut trees in Guirim. Agnelo Pereira she could join and I said why not,” Miranda informed. 40 coconut trees were treated for the “new rooting” procedure by using organic special all-in-one manure mix. Goa’s own horticulturist, Minguel Braganza was also present guiding and pepping up the volunteers as they went about the job to rejuvenate the trees. Over 450 kg of manure was used to treat the coconut trees most of which had shriveled due to excessive cement work carried out to build the concrete highway. Miranda disclosed that for the last six years they have been fighting to save the heritage coconut trees in Guirim. He said that at least 50 >Continued on P5
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