Port Blair, Aug. 11: The District Magistrate, South Andaman today issued guidelines for movement of persons during the lockdown to be implemented from 11th Aug 2020 – 18th Aug 2020. According to the guidelines issued:

Port Blair, Aug 11: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration to implement the directions given by the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public  Grievances  & Pensions, Government of India regarding regularisation of absence period of Government servants from duty, which has happened due to nationwide lockdown. 

Port Blair, Aug 11: Observing an increased movement of general public in the public transport, operated in the South Andaman District like Stage carriage buses, Autorickshaws and taxis which might be one of the medium for transfer of virus between the infected and non-infected persons which will result in faster spread of the virus, the Directorate of Transport has ordered suspension of Busses and other public transport w.e.f midnight of 11th August 2020 to 18th August 2020 in Port Blair, Ferrargunj Tehsil and South Andaman District.

Port Blair, Aug 11: The residents of Bambooflat and adjoining areas have always been demanding for a standby boat at the jetty to shift emergency cases to Port Blair’s GB Pant Hospital. It’s a very old demand since the place is isolated and in order to reach Port Blair by road, any person has to travel for atleast an hour. On certain occasions, heeding to the requests of the residents, the Directorate of Shipping Services had stationed standby boats at the jetty during night, to meet such challenges. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially after the lockdown has been announced, there are no standby boats, which has been affecting the people badly.

Port Blair, Aug 11: The MES Builders Association of India, A&N Branch has donated 100 mattresses for the new COVID-19 Care Centre which is coming up at DBRAIT. The mattresses were donated in the presence of Shri. K R Suresh Kumar - Chairman, Shri Rakesh Kumar Pandey - Hony. Secretary, Shri. M. Ganesan - Hony. Treasurer and other associate members.