A Week partial lockdown imposed in Andaman and Nicobar Islands from today
In view of the sudden increase in the number of positive cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Union Territory Administration has now decided to extend the lockdown out side containment zones for a week beginning from today’s midnight.
Yesterday, the Chief Secretary Chetan B Sanghi informed about the through one of his tweets and later all three district authorities issued the order for extension of the lockdown. However, ration shops, medical store, vegetable, fish and meat shops along with petrol pumps are allowed to open. Banks and ATM will remain open.
In Nicobar District, permission of the concerned Assistant Commissioner is required before opening of any shop. All government offices except providing essential services will remain closed. All religious places will be kept closed for general public. Passengers coming from mainland will be tested and they have to go for institutional quarantine for seven days . All passengers will go for home quarantine for 14 days. Passengers going in tribal areas will undergo RT-PCR test.
On Andaman trunk road cargo drivers are only allowed to go once they tested negative for COVID-19. It is to mention that yesterday 135 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the islands. Till date, 1,625 cases have been reported out of which 709 recovered while there are 896 cases are still active. Twenty people died of Corona.