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Goa records second day spike in COVID-19 infection, Rane suggests emergency meeting of doctors

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Panaji:  With second day spike in the COVID-19 infection in the state, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday said that he has appealed Directorate of Health Services to convene an emergency meeting with expert doctors to suggest measures.

Goa reported 170 new infections on Wednesday, as against 112 on Tuesday.

Rane tweeted “In view of the rising COVID-19 cases, there has been a significant jump from 112 (28th December) to 170 today, similar to the rise that occurred in April-May 2021. I have suggested to Dir. DHS and Dean GMC to convene an emergency meeting with expert doctors to suggest measures.”

“This will help us to be in a better position to take appropriate action in light of the increasing number of cases,” he said in another tweet.

Rane said “Goa being a tourist destination, it is very important for us to protect the citizens as well as the tourists. The govt. is drive by expert advice of the doctors. We are waiting for them to deliberate and make concrete suggestions.”

As of Wednesday, the state has 657 active cases.

Chief minister Pramod Sawant earlier during the day had announced that only those with double vaccination certificate or COVID-19 negative report would be allowed to enter the public events and restaurants.

The Task Force of state government on COVID-19 is expected to meet on Wednesday, January 03 to take stock of the situation and suggest the curbs.

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