I extend my warm Greetings to all Islanders on the auspicious occasion of Lohri, I wish you all peace, prosperity and pray that this festival will bring unlimited happiness and enormous amounts of joy to you and your loved ones.

It is a matter of pride that India has remained free of wild polio cases since January, 2011. India’s unprecedented progress against Polio has led to its certification as Polio free by WHO in March, 2014 and recently we have celebrated 25th Year of Pulse Polio Immunization in India. For protection against re-introduction of Polio virus, the National Immunization Day for Polio is being organized on 23rd January, 2022, covering all the children in the age group of 0-5 years.

Port Blair, Jan.12: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 5, 99, 832 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above have been vaccinated so far in A&N Islands.    Similarly, 16,732 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years against the target beneficiaries of 23,000. The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine today stood at 1457.

Port Blair, Jan. 12: During the RT-PCR test conducted on 246 passengers who arrived here yesterday, 61 positive cases have been detected. Today, 14 flights with 829 passengers arrived, out of which, 600 passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 223 passengers (includes 2 foreign travelers) and the reports are awaited.  During RAT conducted on 52 passengers bound for North & Middle Andaman at Ferrargunj, no positive case has been detected. At Mohanpura Bus Terminus, test was conducted on 52 passengers and all were found negative.  At Phoenix Bay Jetty, 41 passengers were tested with RAT and no positive cases have been detected. At Helipad, 8 passengers were tested with RAT and all were found negative.

Enforcement Team Imposes Fines for Violations

Port Blair, Jan 11: In order to ensure containment measures of isolation and social distancing in the South Andaman District and with strategic intervention focusing on containment, test, track, surveillance, clinical management, vaccination and Covid Appropriate Behaviour to control any surge of the cases of COVID-19 strict enforcement drive was carried out by the District Administration in all the places of South Andaman District.