Canacona taluka for the first time since Covid-19 pandemic affected the whole world has breached 100 active cases on Friday eventhough Community Health Centre is in overdrive to vaccinate each and every individual above the age of 45 in the taluka.
Sources at the Community Health Centre in Canacona informed that with the detention of eleven more cases on Friday the active Covid-19 case load reached 103 in the taluka.
Since last few weeks the number of Covid-19 cases has increased geometrically added the same source.
However the first Covid-19 case was detected in Canacona on 9th June when a KTC staffer was tested positive.
It is believed that the festive season together with residents throwing caution to winds, are the causes for the cases to spread so rapidly in different villages of Canacona.
At the instance of rapidly increasing Covid-19 cases, concerned citizens from Canacona are expressing fear that it might go out of control and a short term lockdown is the only option.
In a Covid-19 review meeting which was called recently by deputy collector of Canacona, the local MLA and deputy speaker Isidore Fernandes had categorically told to every one present that lockdown is not a option but observing the Covid-19 SOP is essential to control the spread of the virus.
Fernandes is also at the forefront at the Tika Utsav which is being held at different panchayats in the taluka which is drawing more than 300 above 45 persons at each of the panchayats where the vaccination drive was held.
Inspite of the local MLA giving free hand to the administration to go all out in tracing and fining those not following the SOP, local police are not taking the violations seriously many felt.
In the commercial town, Chaudi in Canacona visitors are seen walking without mask and social distancing is a myth here.
With the addition of 11 more cases on Friday, Canacona has crossed another unwarranted milestone of 1004 Covid-19 cases so far.
Out of the total of 1004 persons who contracted the disease 14 patients succumbed to the deadly disease informed health officials at Community Health Centre.