Published On: Wed, Mar 11th, 2020

Govt employees, hospital staff to get masks as precaution in Goa

Panaji: Goa Health minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday said government employees and staff of state-run hospitals will be equipped with masks as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.

Goa Health minister Vishwajit Rane

Talking to reporters here, Rane also said the use of hand sanitizers is important and should be encouraged in schools and colleges.

“Masks will be provided to government employees and hospital staff. Every department is advised to make use of masks and sterillium,” he said.

People who visit hospitals need to take extra precautions, he added.

“In view of the exponential rise in coronavirus cases, circulars on safety measures will be issued to every department,” Rane said.

The minister said he would be writing to the secretaries of all departments to notify the staff about safety measures.

PTI

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