Port Blair, May 26: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands has requested the Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands to consider to place the stranded inbound passengers coming from mainland via Air/Ships from 25th May, 2020 compulsory for “Home Quarantine” for 14 days as the UT Administration has revised the SOPs and have asked the passengers coming from Air to not to be quarantined at home.

Kuldeep stated that many general public are in panic position as most of their family members have elderly persons & children’s those are majorly prone to this pandemic. As the situations in mainland are becoming grim as more and more number of COVID-19 positive cases is surfacing, our Islands have seen the first wave of COVID-19 positive cases. Hence, it is imperative to protect the health of people in these Islands for the sake of those who are coming back. Keeping in view of the above, Shri Sharma requested to consider his request for 14 days “Home Quarantine” for the inbound passengers instead of self-observation.