No Positive Cases Among Inter-island Passengers

Port Blair, June 23:  During the RT-PCR conducted on 297 incoming passengers who arrived here yesterday by flight, 6 positive cases have been detected despite carrying RT-PCR report from mainland, said the Secretary (IP&T), Shri Sunil Kumar Singh addressing the media. He informed that 2 flights with 285 passengers arrived today and the RT-PCR reports are awaited. The RAT conducted on 259 passengers proceeding to N&M Andaman at Ferrargunj no positive case has been detected. Today till 4 pm, 476 beneficiaries were vaccinated in South Andaman District, out of which, 440 were in the age group of 18-44 and the rest were above 45 plus age group.

The Secretary further said that the A&N Administration is committed to protect the Islanders against the COVID pandemic, however, the support of general public is very much important towards the fight against COVID-19 virus. COVID- appropriate behaviour and adhering to COVID protocol by every individual will help to restrict and contain the spread of the virus.

The Director, ANIIMS, Dr. AK Mandal disclosed that the 13 COVID positive patients are presently undergoing treatment in the G.B Pant Hospital. Today, 1 COVID patient was discharged. Out of the 13 patients, 9 patients are on Oxygen support and no patient is on ventilator, he added.              The Deputy Director, G.B Pant Hospital, Dr. Amitabha De disclosed that in the three COVID Care Centres functioning in Port Blair, 1 patient was discharged. Altogether, 3 patients are presently being taken care of in these three COVID Care Centres while 1 person was admitted in COVID Care Centre Wimberlygunj and 3 patients are presently in this Centre, he added.