People Urged to Strictly Adhere to COVID Appropriate Behaviour During Lockdown 

Port Blair, May 23: The Secretary (IP&T), Shri Sunil Kumar Singh today urged the people of the Islands to cooperate with the Administration in combating transmission of corona virus. Addressing a press conference held in the conference hall of IP&T here this evening, he appealed to the citizens to adhere to COVID Appropriate Behaviour during the opening of shops from 6 am to 8 am during the lockdown which comes into effect from tomorrow (May 24). He mentioned that IAS & IFS Officers have been put on duty to monitor violation of COVID Appropriate Behaviour during the opening of shops between 6 am and 8 am. He also appealed to the people to purchase the essential commodities from nearby shops so that the movement of people can be minimized.

The Secretary disclosed that today, 3 flights with 209 passengers arrived and during the Rapid Antigen Test conducted none of them were found positive. He also said that during the Rapid Antigen Test conducted on 113 passengers at Ferrargunj, 4 were found positive.

The Director, ANIIMS, Dr. A.K. Mandal said that as per data available, 97 persons have been admitted in GB Pant Hospital, out of which 3 are new admission while 3 have been discharged. He said 68 persons are on oxygen and 5 are on ventilator.

The Deputy Director, GB Pant Hospital, Dr. Amitabh De said that 7 new COVID patients were admitted at COVID Care Center and 16 have been discharged and  with this, the total number of corona positive patients in CCSs has come down to 53.