Port Blair, Jan 6: In view of the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases including detection of Omicron variant cases in the Islands and in order to effectively manage the challenges arising out of the same, the existing SOP issued vide Order No. 930 dt.18/11/2021 of Directorate of IP&T, A&N Administration in respect of National Memorial Cellular Jail including its Museums, Light and Sound show, and Light Show at NSCB Island is hereby revised as follows:-

Port Blair, Jan. 6: During the RT-PCR test conducted on 450 passengers who arrived here yesterday, 12 positive cases have been detected. Today, 13 flights with 1764 passengers arrived, out of which, 1421 were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 343 passengers (includes 11 foreign travellers) and the reports are awaited. About 24 positive cases were found during the test conducted yesterday.

Port Blair, Jan 6: The cargo vessel MV Chuglam will sail for Campbell Bay via Car Nicobar, Chowra, Teressa, Katchal & Nancowry on 10.01.2022 (Mon) at 1700 Hrs from Haddo/Chatham Wharf and will sail for Port Blair immediately after discharging/loading of Cargo at respective ports. Booking of cargo for the above sailing will commence from 07.01.2022 (Fri) between 0900 Hrs to 1300 Hrs at Commercial Wing. Traders are advised to book their cargo by following latest COVID 19 SOP in effect. All the consigners are advised to book actual quantity of cargo to be transshipped, as no excess cargo will be allowed.

Port Blair, Jan.6:  The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,05,833 beneficiaries have been vaccinated so far in A&N Islands. A total of 2919 people were vaccinated today.

Port Blair, Jan 4: The Member of Parliament, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary to operate a couple of extra buses in busy routes, during ‘before office’ and ‘after office’ hours so that government servants, office goers and other staff of private institutions can report to the duty on time and go back home without any hardship.