Port Blair, July 27: The Andaman & Nicobar Islands have recorded its first death due to COVID-19 infection. The victim was a staff of the Revenue Department of the Andaman & Nicobar Administration. Soon after he was tested positive, the victim was admitted in the GB Pant Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment. The victim succumbed to the virus today at around 6.00 am. The victim was also diagnosed to have kidney related issues.

Port Blair, July 27: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) carried out mid sea medical emergency evacuation from Singapore registered LNG Carrier“Prachi” at 1200 hrs on 26 Jul 20. The vessel whilst on planned passage from Kochi to Singapore reported 01 crew namely Mr.YashasviKamboj, Age-21 Yrs, nationality-Indian, complaining of burning sensation in stomach, vomited blood and heavy retching. The ill crew is a Trainee Navigating Officer Cadet (TNOC) onboard who embarked the merchant vessel on 23 Jul 20 at Kochi. The patient was tested for COVID-19 on 21 Jul 20, prior embarking vessel, and his reports were negative.

Port Blair, July 27: The First Captain of Karmorta, Shri Aslam Majid has called upon the Dy. Commissioner Nicobar District to make arrangements to issue COVID-19 test certificates to the employees/ islanders travelling to Kamorta Island, which is a tribal reserve.

Port Blair, July 27: Two more cases have been detected from the Directorate of Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, A&N Administration. The two have been employed in the department and have been tested positive today.

Port Blair, July 27: The District Magistrate South Andaman has ordered closure of all liquor vending outlets in the South Andaman District. In an order dated 27th July 2020, the District Magistrate mentioned that the Liquor Vending Shops will remain closed with effect from the midnight of 27th July 2020 till further orders.