Samir Acharya

Today 98 persons have been tested positive, the largest number in a single day so far.

It was not unexpected. We had been discarding used masks of all descriptions here, there and everywhere without any efforts at sterilising it or its safe disposal.

Port Blair, Aug 3: In a surprising move, the District Administration of South Andaman today ordered closure of Bhatu Basti market and the shops in the adjoining areas. The move was an unexpected one as the District Magistrate South Andaman District had already ordered closure of shops and establishments in the district from the midnight of 4th Aug. 2020 to 11th Aug. 2020. When Andaman Chronicle tried to find out the reason for this sudden move, we were told that the decision has been taken due to the rising number of cases from the area.

District Magistrate Orders Closure of All Shops and Establishments from 4th – 11th August With Exemptions to Few

Port Blair, Aug 1: In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in South Andaman District, the District Magistrate South Andaman in an Order dated 01.08.2020 has ordered closure of all shops /establishments from the midnight of 4th August 2020 till the midnight of 11th August 2020. However exemption is given to:

Port Blair, Aug. 3: In a circular issued today, the Director of Education, referring to the Deputy Commissioner South Andaman’s Order dated 1st August 2020 has instructed that all teachers and staff engaged in Non-COVID responsibilities are exempted from attending schools. They shall continue to work from home from 4th August 2020 to 11th August 2020. This however shall not be applicable to those deployed on COVID related duties of the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman.

ANI Administration Not Prepared for the Disaster in the Making

Port Blair, July 31: With seven deaths in the past three days, death scare due to COVID-19 pandemic now looms large over the Islanders of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Hundred positive cases in 48 hours and the number seem never ending. The worst being, the Andaman & Nicobar Administration is not yet prepared for the disaster which is in the making.