Amidst surplus in COVID-19 infections and deaths, lockdown has been imposed in Goa till May 03. Roads in Panaji wore a deserted look as police was on strict vigil to enforce COVID guidelines. Essential services and industrial activities are allowed. Borders will remain open for essential service transportation. Public transport will remain shut. Casinos, hotels, pubs will also be closed under the COVID guidelines.
Good Friday is being observed on April 02 across the world this year. People offered prayers at Immaculate Conception Church in Goa where COVID precautionary measures were followed. Good Friday is a Christian festival and on this day, Jesus Christ gave sacrifice of his life while suffering for the sins of the people.
Tourists celebrated Holi at Miramar beach in Goa's Panaji on March 29. People smeared colours at each other and celebrated the festival of colours with full festive fervour. However, because of COVID-19 pandemic, this year public Holi celebrations have been restricted in multiple states. Large public gatherings are prohibited to curb the spread of the virus. Holi is celebrated as triumph of good over evil.
TV reality show Bigg Boss 7 famed- actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on March 31, a day after being questioned by the agency over drugs found at his residence in Mumbai. He was detained by NCB from Mumbai airport on March 30. However, Ajaz Khan denied the allegations and said, "Only 4 sleeping pills have been found by them. It had been consumed by my wife after her miscarriage as she was in depression."
A consignment of 25 boxes of Covishield vaccine arrived at Raipur from Mumbai. Following Chhattisgarh High Court orders, the stare government had commenced vaccination drive for citizens between 18-44 age groups. The state required vaccines in order to continue the vaccination process.
Amid the disastrous second wave of COVID-19, the Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 aircraft, which was airborne from Hindon air base, landed in Frankfurt, Germany for airlifting medical supplies. The aircraft will depart for Mumbai carrying 35 tonnes of medical equipment.
Parents of a 5-month-old baby have managed to raise Rs 16 crore for a life saving injection that their boy needed through crowdfunding. Parents of Dhairyarajsinh Rathod were told their son would not survive as he suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type I. Only a Rs 16 cr injection could help.
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