Port Blair, June 22: The Hindu Rashtra Shakti (HRS) distributed more ration kits to needy families affected by the COVID-19 induced lockdown today. Shri Amar Kumar Singh, National Secretary, Shri Rakeshwar Lall, State President, Shri Angshuman Roy, State General Secretary (Youth) and Shri P V Robinpalani Swamy, State President (Sanik Wing) distributed ration items, sanitizers and facemasks to needy families in Pongichaung, Dollgunj, Babulane where students of JNRM belonging to Little Andaman (Ranchi community), Round Basti, Calicut etc.

103 ILI/SARI Cases Detected by Field Staffs After a Two-day Combing Operation

Port Blair, June 21: The entire villages under Little Andaman were declared as containment zone after the sudden surge in COVID positive cases in the Island. In order to contain further spread of virus, the District Administration has taken various proactive steps.

As many as 127 staffs from various departments have been engaged for field surveillance, who are involved in conducting door to door survey and collecting information regarding the health status. Two teams consisting of 17 staffs have also been formed who are acting as Supervisors and Coordinators for collecting the information from the field staffs, for providing medical guidance, medicines and other required help/guidance to the public.

Port Blair, June 21: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has humbly requested the Hon’ble Prime Minister to provide 3.5 lakh doses of vaccines to A&N Islands and also 2DG medicines which will reduce oxygen dependency. The Andaman MP has also requested to send few specialists for starting Monoclonal Antibody treatment facilities in order to bring down the death rate of Covid patients to nil.

Port Blair, June 21: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Hon’ble MP, A&N Islands called on Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency. Discussed further relaxations in COVID-19 regime, Identifying additional PPP Projects for Tourism and Hospitality in the Islands & expediting the ongoing projects.

Port Blair, June 21: The Secretary (IP&T), Shri Sunil Kumar Singh today said that the A&N Administration has extended the lockdown by giving some more relaxations. The order to this effect has been issued by the District Magistrate, South Andaman today and will in force till June 28, 2021.

The Secretary disclosed that during the RT-PCR conducted on 489 incoming passengers who arrived here yesterday by flight, 6 positive cases have been detected despite carrying RT-PCR report from mainland. Two flights with 300 passengers arrived today and the RT-PCR reports are awaited. He also stated that during the RAT conducted on 192 passengers proceeding to N&M Andaman at Ferrargunj, no positive case has been detected. Today till 3 pm, 382 beneficiaries were vaccinated in South Andaman District, out of which, 330 were in the age group of 18-44 and the rest were above 45 plus age group.