Port Blair, April 21: The increasing number of corona positive cases in the entire country is quite alarming. Here in A&N Islands too, the number of positive cases being detected on a daily basis is increasing at a faster rate. Efforts are being mounted from all quarters to curb the rate of transmission.

Port Blair, April 21: In the wake of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the A & N Islands and to manage the risk of spread of COVID-19 virus due to the crowding of tourist places and in the interest, benefit and safety of the people in these islands the competent authority has decided to suspend all tourism activities for four weeks starting from 22nd April 2021. The areas include National Memorial Cellular Jail, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, also including the Light Sound Show at both these places, all museums, all beaches, Baratang Caves, all Water Sports activities, and any other such tourism activities in all the three Districts, for 04 weeks starting from 22/04/2021.

Port Blair, April 21: Considering the sudden rise in the COVID-19 positive cases in the South Andaman District and to contain its further spread, the District Magistrate South Andaman has ordered the following precautionary measures to be strictly complied with in busses (both public and private) and also by the Shopkeepers/ vendors in the market areas in South Andaman District.

Port Blair, April 21: In view of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, increased incidences of passengers coming to North & Middle Andaman District from Port Blair after negative RAT testing in convoy and then becoming positive after few days and to prevent the spread of virus in the district the District Magistrate N&M Andaman District in pursuance of powers vested u/s 51 (b) of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and other to enforce strict compliance of the National Directives of COVID-19 and contain the spread of covid-19 N&M Andaman has directed that all persons coming to the district must undergo home quarantine for 07 (seven days) mandatorily from the date of arrival into the district except those who are on Govt. Duty. The drivers and staff of STS busses and cargo vehicles are exempted but have to follow the SOP.

Mayabunder, April 21: The District Magistrate N&M Andaman District in order to prevent spread of COVID-19 infections in the district has imposed restrictions on public gatherings.

Accordingly restrictions have been imposed on Social/ Academic/ Sports/ Entertainment/ Cultural/ Religious/ Political functions and other congregations which are to be conducted with explicit approval of the District Magistrate. In gatherings related to marriage not more than 50 persons are allowed and for funeral / last rites not more than 20 persons are permitted. Any persons/ organisation violating the above directions will be liable to be fined to the tune of Rs. 10,000/-