Port Blair, April 18: The State President BJP, Shri. Ajoy Bairagi has written a letter to the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman and Deputy Commissioner, North & Middle Andaman demanding opening up of more COVID-19 vaccination centres across the two districts.

Port Blair, April 18: A Free Health Camp was conducted today by True Vision Foundation (NGO) in association with Chennai Sri Balaji Scan Centre, Phoenix Bay, Port Blair at Foundation’s office, Babu Line, Port Blair. During the camp, Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. N. Prudvi Raj, M. S. Orthopedic Surgeon (Chennai) provided the health care services to the visiting patients.

The President, Andaman Association of Tour Operators, M.Vinod has deeply mourned the sudden and untimely demise of Shahul Rasheed Ahmed, Pharmacist, Chatam Saw Mill, Residence of Garacharma who breathed his last at Chennai.

Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament and  President, PCC alongwith the leaders of Congress Party has expressed grief and heartfelt condolences on the demise of Shri Sheo Krishna aged 80 years, Retired Executive Engineer, APWD, a resident of Biggie line who breathed his last on 18.04.2021.

6 Air Passengers Found ‘Corona Positive’ Despite Carrying RTPCR Negative Report

Port Blair, April 16: As part of the Administration’s effort towards containing the COVID-19 cases in these Islands, Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) was done on all the passengers who alighted at Port Blair from different flights. The RAT conducted by the Administration is being done with the objective to double check whether the arriving passenger is a carrier of the virus so as to stop its further transmission, keeping in view the safety of other Islanders. This initiative of the Administration has yielded result as during the RAT conducted at Port Blair, 5 passengers were found Corona positive despite the fact that they were carrying RTPCR negative report with them, informed the Secretary IP&T, Shri Sunil Kumar Singh while addressing a press conference in the conference hall of the IP&T today. (At the time of press briefing, the number of passengers tested positive on arrival was 5 while, one more person was tested positive later taking the tally to 6).