No need to risk the lives of the teachers in Goa during the incubation period of Covod19.

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Why risk the lives of the 7000 employees from the Education Dept., Anganwadi Teachers and the BLO's?

Dear Hon'ble CM Dr Pramod Sawant and Hon'ble Health Minister Shri Viswajit Rane,

That vide press conference which was held on 06th April, 2020, you the CM has disclosed that a community survey is being held from the 10th to the 13th April, 2020, for the Covid-19 by involving 7000 employees from the Education Dept., Anganwadi Teachers and the BLO's.

I highly condemn and put forward my objections to the same due to the following reasons :-

1. That since the Covid19 is a highly contagious virus which has no vaccine and cure till date, you will be risking the lives of the 7000 employees from the Education Dept., Anganwadi Teachers and the BLO's.

2. Since you will be risking the lives of the 7000 employees from the Education Dept., Anganwadi Teachers and the BLO's, you will also be risking the lives of all the other people including their family members who would be coming in contact with them since the virus is airborne and highly contagious. This will result in community transmission of the virus.

3. That incase the survey team comes in contact with any covid19 affected person, the survey team could potentially get infected with the covid19 virus and in turn become a carrier of the covid19 virus to the houses which are not affected with the covid19 virus thus creating community transmission of the deadly covid19 virus which has no vaccine or cure till date.

4. That there has been no safety training workshop also that has been provided to the 7000 employees from the Education Dept., Anganwadi Teachers and BLO's, thus you will be risking their lives and also the lives of all those who come in contact with them incase they turn out to be covid19 positive due to the highly contagious covid19 virus which is airborne.

5. That there is a special suit / protective gear designed to protect the person handling the people infected with covid19 virus. The Government has not provided any safety protective gear to the 7000 employees from the Education Dept., Anganwadi Teachers and the BLO's thereby putting at risk their lives and many lives associated with them which may turn out to be disastrous and suicidal in nature.

6. Since the many who say that you are a Kolhapuri by origin, you have failed to take into importance the significance and the sentiments of a Goan, this is to bring to your kind attention that 10th April is a GoodFriday, 11th April is a Holy Saturday & that 12th April is an Easter Sunday. These dates play a very important role into the lives of the Christian Community residing in Goa.

Therefore in view of the above, my humble request to you, please reconsider the decision and postpone the dates to a suitable safe date keeping in mind the technicalities of all the points as mentioned above.

Also this is to bring to your kind attention that majority of us Goans would not mind the extension of the lockdown period keeping in mind the safety of all the Goans.

Thanking you in anticipation.
Yours Sincerely,

Shri Kenneth Silveira