Port Blair, May 28: The Andaman Mopla People Service Organisation (AMSO) has demanded for proper surveillance of Air-passengers arriving to Port Blair from mainland India.  

In a letter to the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, the AMSO General Secretary, Shri Abdul Siddique while appreciating the efforts of the Andaman and Nicobar Administration said that at a time when the UT does not have any positive COVID-19 cases, it is easily understandable that the disease could only be brought in by the inbound passengers coming in from various infected cities of the nation through Flights or Ships. And also considering the fact,  nearly 70 to 80 percent of the cases in India are asymptomatic, the surveillance, isolation, movement monitoring and health status check-up is very vital and should be the underlying principle strategy for the Phase-2 of this pandemic in the Islands.

The AMSO Secretary also stated that the Administration is only advising the asymptomatic passengers to be under home isolation and no day to day monitoring is undertaken. 

AMSO has therefore requested for an extra vigil and care with regard to the arrival of these stranded islanders who may be placed under mandatory 14 days Home Qurantine with daily monitoring by field officers of Police,