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Media briefed on COVID-19

Port Blair ,

Port Blair, June 14
       The Secretary (IP&T), Shri Sunil Kumar Singh addressing the media persons on COVID-19 status in the Islands held in the conference hall of IP&T here this evening has informed that the present lockdown has been extended upto June 21 with some relaxations. He said that the Administration has taken into consideration all factors before taking the decision to extend lockdown with some relaxations for the general public.              The Secretary further disclosed that during the RT-PCR conducted on 344 incoming passengers who arrived here yesterday by flight, 4 positive cases have been detected despite carrying RT-PCR report from mainland. He further informed that 2 flights with 263 passengers arrived today and the RT-PCR reports are awaited. He also stated that during the RAT conducted on 61 passengers proceeding to N&M Andaman at Ferrargunj, one person was found positive. He said, that today till 3 pm, 447 beneficiaries were vaccinated in South Andaman District, out of which, 407 were in the age group of 18-44 and the rest were above 45 plus age group.
    He further urged the people to follow COVID appropriate behavior for their own safety, safety of their family members and the society at large. Following covid appropriate behavior in letter and spirit by every individual will help the A&N Administration to arrest the spread of corona virus and to minimize the positive cases in A&N Islands, the Secretary said.
    The Director, ANIIMS, Dr. A K Mandal disclosed that 23 COVID positive patients are presently undergoing treatment in the Hospital. Today, 4 COVID patients were discharged and 1 new patient was admitted. He said, out of the 23 patients, 16 patients are on Oxygen support and one patient is on ventilator.  
  The Deputy Director, G.B Pant Hospital, Dr. Amitabha De informed that in the three COVID Care Centres functioning in Port Blair, 1 new patient was admitted today and altogether, 10 patients are presently being taken care of in these three COVID Care Centres.