Goa: Covid expert committee to meet on June 9 | Goa News – Times of India


Over the last one week, the active caseload has inched closer to 300 with the state reporting 30 to 40 cases a day.

PANAJI: Expert committee for the management of Covid-19 is set to meet on Friday to take stock of the situation. Goa has seen a steady rise in infections over the last four weeks, with the daily case positivity rate being over the 5 per cent mark for the last five days.
A notice for the meeting was issued on Tuesday with the chief agenda for the meeting being to discuss the present Covid-19 positivity rate based on statistics, estimate what could be the possible rise in cases in the days to come and decide if any intervening measures are required to be taken, a health official and member of the expert committee, said.
Over the last one week, the active caseload has inched closer to 300 with the state reporting 30 to 40 cases a day.
With a rise in cases coinciding with the reopening of schools, parents are also worried as not all children are vaccinated yet. The vaccination for children of ages – 12 and 14 and 15 and 17- has been under way, and health services expect to complete the vaccination of two target groups shortly now that the schools have been reopened.
Health officials are on record stating that with several parents being reluctant, the pace of vaccination of children has slowed. They could not do anything other than to convince reluctant parents as vaccination is optional and consent of parents is mandatory.
The expert committee will also discuss the status of the vaccination drive which has been rather slow despite Tika Utsav was held last Sunday.
The health services have also extended vaccination days from one day to thrice a week. Also, the bedded facilities are kept open till 8pm to facilitate people taking their precautionary doses. Earlier, health facilities remained open till 4pm.
Till date, a little over 55,000 people have taken their booster shots.

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