Port Blair, Dec. 31: During the RT-PCR test conducted on 396 passengers who arrived here yesterday, 5 positive cases have been detected. Today, 12 flights with 2046 passengers arrived, out of which, 1640 were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 401passengers (includes 17 international travellers) and the reports are awaited.

Port Blair, Dec. 31: As per data made available, a total of 5,92,875 beneficiaries have been vaccinated so far in A&N Islands. A total of 410 people were vaccinated in South Andaman District today. 359 beneficiaries were vaccinated in South Andaman District, out of which 45 beneficiaries were in the age group of 18-44 years. Similarly, 51 beneficiaries were vaccinated in North & Middle Andaman District out of which 6 beneficiaries were in the age group of 18-44.

Port Blair, Dec. 30: Owing to the outbreak of COVID 19 since 2020, the Directorate of Shipping Services had experienced severe difficulties in operation and maintenance of the vessels in the fleet. Due to insufficient manpower, non-availability of stores/spares, utilisation of drydock and completion of inspection and surveys the operational availability of vessels were very low in percentage. However, with such severe constrains, the Directorate took up various initiatives and action to address all such issues by liasioning with various agencies and authorities and brought the situation under control.

Port Blair, Dec. 30: The Member of Parliament, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to grant one time relaxation of five years to all candidates, who have crossed the age limit for government jobs so that they can also apply for various posts, to be advertised in coming days.

Port Blair, Dec. 30: To begin the New Year, the team Port Blair Guru Ki Rasoi organized a celebration with Specially Abled Kids alongwith the Children residing in Child Card Institute and the inmates of Old Age Home at Ferrargunj.

Freshly prepared Biryani alonwith Sweets were served to all. Team PBGKR had lunch with all the kids and elderly.