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Andamans refuse lockdown plans amid Covid-19 spike, will tighten protocols

Information, Publicity and Tourism secretary of the union territory administration, S Ok Singh mentioned Covid-19 protocols will be strictly adopted within the archipelago however no plans to impose lockdown in Andaman and Nicobar Islands regardless of surge in coronavirus instances

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UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 10:40 AM IST

There isn’t any plan as of now to impose lockdown within the Andaman and Nicobar Islands because of the surges in Covid-19 instances, a senior official of the union territory administration mentioned on Monday.

Information, Publicity and Tourism secretary of the union territory administration, S Ok Singh mentioned Covid-19 protocols will be strictly adopted within the archipelago.

“There are no plans as of now to impose lockdown, but Covid-19 protocols will be enforced strictly. Strict action will be taken against violators and penalty imposed. Test, Track and Treat is our focus,” Singh mentioned in a press convention right here.

“People neglecting Covid appropriate behaviour is one of the main reasons behind the sudden surge in coronavirus cases here. We request people to follow Covid-19 protocols in true spirit to stop the spread of the disease,” he added

Singh mentioned to date a complete of 41,000 beneficiaries have obtained vaccine jabs and essential preparations are being made to succeed in to individuals in distant areas similar to Little Andaman, Chowra, and so on.

Around 95 per cent of the inhabitants in Swaraj Dweep and Shaheed Dweep islands have obtained the vaccines. While two groups are already tenting in Little Andaman for the vaccination drive, one other one constituted for the aim is being despatched by chopper. One extra medical workforce will depart for Chowra Island for the vaccination drive, the secretary mentioned.

The Director of Health Services mentioned that there isn’t a scarcity of vaccines in these islands.

“Special camps will be conducted to motivate people to come forward for vaccination. Senior officers of the administration and health officials are conducting door to door visit to request beneficiaries to come forward for the jab. Wearing a mask and following Covid protocols is most important,” the director mentioned.

The Covid-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to five,190 on Monday as 15 extra individuals examined constructive for the an infection.

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