As Covid cases explosion, Calangute, Candolim resorts put tourism on rear burner | Goa News

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19 staffers of a five-star hotel in Calangute have tested positive

CALANGUTE: Resumption of tourism tasks across the Calangute-Candolim belt has taken a hit after a few Covid-19 instances were discovered lately.
After 19 staffers of a five-star hotel in Calangute testing positive for coronavirus, many resorts have opted to postpone restarting company.
Apart from this, many members of this Calangute and Candolim panchayats also have contracted the illness. Even the Candolim panchayat office was closed, while its Calangute counterpart is restricting entry just for’inward’ motion of software.
“We are not allowing anyone to put in the workplace as a preventative step. We have requested senior citizens and people with health conditions contrary to going to the workplace,” Calangute panch Shawn Martins stated.
Speaking to TOI, medical officer of Candolim main health centre (PHC), Dr Roshan Nazareth reported that besides the five-star hotel’s staffers, there hasn’t been any other significant event. “They had been attracted to commence operations in the hotel and had quarantined themselves. After 5-6 days, they exhibited symptoms. After evaluations, they have been proven to be favorable,” Nazareth explained.
The hotel’s opening has been postponed by 17 days.
Nazareth stated the panchayat members are infected as individuals aren’t taking precautions seriously.
“When folks see the panchayat offices that they do not follow social distancing. We’d requested the panchayats to put seats where people could sit awaiting their turn. But individuals push the seats in their haste to proceed,” he explained.
Together with the new tourism period beginning next month, individuals visit panchayats to rekindle trade licences, cover home taxes, etc during this age. That process has been changed.
“This year is a lost cause,” Joseph Sequeira, former Calangute sarpanch plus also a hotel operator, stated. “I am considering starting my hotel in November, but my priority is the health of my loved ones and staff. If things improve we’ll start,” he explained.
You will find many others that are moving ahead and restarting company. “I will have a risk and begin my own shack,” Seby D’Souza, the Candolim-based vice-president of this Shack Owners’ Welfare Society explained.

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