Armed forces to assist Goa govt in coronavirus management

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Panaji: Indian Navy, Army and the Coast Guard have agreed to offer assistance to Goa in COVID-19 management, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said.

He said the local commanders of the forces have agreed to offer assistance to the government in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state.

Naik said the CM has asked whether there could be help forthcoming from the armed forces, in view of the rising cases of Covid-19. The Coast guard Navy and Army commanders had been called to discuss this issue.

The Minister said the forces are willing to help in case it is needed, be it providing additional staff, their (armed forces) doctors and even (hospital) beds.

One hundred persons tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday taking the total tally of active cases in the coastal state to 895.

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