Hutbay, Ramakrishnapur and Harminder Bay (Part) Declared Containment Zones

Port Blair, Sept. 25: As a part of its measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 in the inter islands, the Deputy Commissioner South Andaman, Shri Suneel Anchipaka along with the SDM (SA) and the AC (U/T) had visited the Little Andaman on 23rd Sept. 2020 to make necessary arrangements regarding setting up of COVID Care Centres and to ensure preparedness in the fight against COVID-19. Shri Vinay Jindal, Assistant Commissioner (HQ) has been designated as Special Officer to oversee and monitor the situation in Little Andaman.

As per the decisions taken during the visit of DCSA to Little Andaman, two COVID Care Centres have been set up, one at Hut Bay and the other at Ramakrishnapur with 60 bedded capacity. More numbers of portable beds with mattresses, bed sheets, pillow and pillow covers are being sent from Port Blair for improving the facilities in the Centres. Staffs have been deputed for sanitization and additional toilets and other facilities are being set up on war footing at the two Centres to meet the immediate requirement.

Additional Medical Team is being deputed from Port Blair to Hut Bay to augment medical staff capacity. Medical kits have been provided for the people with ILI and SARI symptoms. Testing of primary contacts and cases with symptoms of the COVID positive cases are being done.

The entire area of Hut Bay, Ramakrishnapur and Harminder Bay (Part) has been declared as Containment Zones to minimize mobility and further to contain the spread of the pandemic. General public is advised to strictly follow the golden rules of wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.