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‘Wedding events violating Covid-19 norms adding to cases in Goa’

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Panaji: Goa Medical College (GMC) nd hospital Dean Dr Shivanand Bandekar on informed that standard operations procedures (SOPs) are not being followed at  wedding events therefore adding to the number of positive cases in the state.
“We are still not out of covid-19 I have been told that marriages are creating new cases of covid-19 in want to tell the people of Goa that have marriages and clusters to wear a face mask and social distancing,” Bandekar said.
Dr Bandekar added that recently almost a hundred persons, all from one family, tested positive for the infection after attending a wedding.
Adding that people are now treating coronavirus as any other influenza or common cold, Dr Bandekar said, “The fear that was there in people’s minds is slowly disappearing because of which people are behaving casually.”
People must follow social distancing, wear masks and use sanitizers to avoid a second coronavirus wave from hitting the state, he cautioned.
On Thursday, 95 persons tested positive in the coastal state, taking the caseload to 49,131. The death toll in the state is 703.
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