Port Blair, May 24: The Ex-Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad South Andaman, Miss Mariyam Bibi has appealed to the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Chetan B Sanghi to end containment operations in Bambooflat, Hope Town, Shorepoint, Stewart Gunj, Govindapuram, Nayapuram, Kanyapuram, Wimberly Gunj & Kadakachang and declare the zone as Green Zone.

In a letter marked to the Chetan Sanghi, Mariyam mentioned that the Containment Operations have been scaled down in the above mentioned Containment Zone w.e.f. 22nd May midnight 2020. The containment operations would completely end on 05th June i.e. after another 14 days, I presume.

The last positive case for COVID-19 was detected on 25 April 2020 in our area. We are quite optimistic that we do not have any more COVID-19 cases in our islands as the air & sea route from mainland is not open to the public at present.

After undergoing the rigorous containment operations, the people are vexed and exhausted as many people have run out of money because of which they are facing extreme problems in leading their daily lives. The daily wage earners are the badly hit and they are living under dire circumstances. Their families are at the brink of starvation. The said Zone is a semi-urban area where there is a good number of daily wage earners.

The Ex Adhyaksha further stated, “While we appreciate the help & assistance from the Administration as well as individuals, various organisations to such people, we request the A&N Administration to end the containment operations in the said Zone completely and declared it as Green zone at an earliest. This would bring great relief to the people of the area and it would also ease the burden on the Administration”.

“Inspite of the Updated Containment Plan for Large Outbreaks, Novel Corona Virus Disease 2019, issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, I think that it is the prerogative of the Administration to decide on whether to continue with the containment operations or not, considering the prevailing circumstances”.

Mariyam has therefore appealed the Chief Secretary to do away with the containment operations forthwith so that people may earn their daily bread and save their families.