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Opposition MLAs demand 15 days lockdown in the state

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Panaji: The opposition MLAs in Goa on Tuesday demanded that State government should impose 15 days lockdown in the state with closure of all the borders of the state.

The meeting chaired by Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat was participated by all the opposition MLAs including those from Congress, Goa Forward Party, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Independents.

“The Government must immediately announce a 15 days Lockdown in the State of Goa with closure of all the Borders. Entry to Vehicles carrying Essential Commodities, Medical Aid and Equipment’s and Vehicles on Government Duty may be permitted during the Lockdown period,” the resolution adopted during the meeting reads.

The meeting was held to discuss prevailing COVID19 situation in the state.

In a media statement released after the meeting, the MLAs said that the meeting  expressed complete displeasure over the attitude and approach of the Government in handling the Covid situation.

“The MLA’s strongly felt that the Government must constitute a Task Force comprising of Experts from Civil Society and Army to handle and manage the Covid pandemic in the State of Goa,”the meeting resolved.

The Opposition MLA’s have demanded a White Paper from the Government on handling of Covid Management with details of availability of Oxygen, Ventilators, Vaccines and Beds in the State.

The members also resolved that   the Government must restrict the Entry of Tourists in the State of Goa by making Covid Negative Certificate compulsory with RTPCR Test.

 

“The Government must ensure that enough beds are made available to the rising number of COVID-18 Patients in the State of Goa. The MLA’s recommended the following measures to be taken on top priority,” the opposition MLAs resolved.

The opposition MLAs resolved that there is apprehension and fear in the minds of the people about the    shortage of life saving Medical Oxygen in the State of Goa.

“Government must address this issue on topmost priority and ensure that required Oxygen is made available in the State. The Government must engage multiple vendors to ensure un-interrupted and timely supply of Oxygen. The Government must ensure that Goa makes good the current shortage of 8000 to 10000 L of Liquid Oxygen,” they resolved.

 

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