Port Blair, April 30: The NGO ‘Hindu Rashtra Shakti’ of Bakultala Team, Middle Andaman has started distributing Cloth Face Mask on 29th April 2021 as a fight against COVID-19. They have distributed more than 150 Cloth Face Masks at Bakultala. Many people appreciated the volunteer service of Shri K.Malaiswamy, Shrii Anil Bepari, Smti A.Selvi, Shri Keshab Kabiraj and Miss Prabhabati Biswas.

Port Blair, April 30: In the next episode of ‘Morning Tea –Aapke Saath’, All India Radio Port Blair will broadcast a LIVE phone-in programme on the topic 'Third Phase of Vaccination'. It can be heard from 0715 hrs to 0800 hrs on 01.05.2021 (Saturday). Director of Health Services Dr. Omkar Singh will be the expert in the Studio answering to the queries of the listeners on the above said topic.

Port Blair, April 29: The Indian Coast Guard in yet another successful Search and Rescue operation at Sea has located missing Tamil Nadu fishing boat Mercedes in a massive search operation launched since 24 Apr 21 at a distance of about 1100 kms (590 miles) from Goa. The fishing boat had sailed for Deep Sea fishing on 06 Apr 21 with 11 crew onboard West of Kerala for 30 days voyage from Thengapattnam Fishing harbour in Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu Fisheries authorities on 24 Apr 21 intimated regarding sighting of debris by other fishing boats operating in the area presuming the fishing boat Mercedes to be sunk.

Port Blair, April 29: Secretary, IP&T, Shri Sunil Kumar Singh today reiterated to strictly follow COVID appropriate behaviour viz. wearing of face mask and maintaining social distancing to protect themselves, their family members and the society as well from the deadly corona virus. While briefing the media persons in the conference hall of IP&T about the COVID situation in these Islands, he informed that 5 flights with 459 passengers arrived in Port Blair today. Out of this, 9 passengers were tested corona positive.

Port Blair, April 28: In order to prevent the further spread of infections, the District Magistrate, South Andaman District has order closure of all religious and places of worship w.e.f. 30th April 2021.

As per the order no. 594, all religious places/ places of worship shall be closed for public worship. Further religious congregations/ gatherings are strictly prohibited. Any person/ organisation violating the above directions shall be liable to be fined to the tune of Rs. 10,000/-, which shall be payable by the Management Committee.