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District Administration conducts enforcement drive at Aberdeen Market area

Port Blair ,

     Marketplaces are visited by large number of people for their daily needs, shopping, entertainment and food. Amid COVID pandemic, with gradual opening of economic activities, markets are witnessing high footfalls. Such large gatherings, without observance of
COVID-19 appropriate behaviour have the potential to spread Corona virus.
    In order to articulate COVID appropriate behavior in the market area, Shri Suneel Anchipaka, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman along with Shri Ravi Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police started a special drive in Aberdeen Market area where public announcement were made along with enforcement of social distancing and mask through penalizing defaulters and sensitizing the general public.
    The shop owners of textiles, medicals, shopping centres and bakery were penalized for disobeying District Administration's order for COVID appropriate behavior. General public have been requested to obey directions issued from time to time by the District Administration to check the spread of COVID-19 in the Islands. Observance of physical distancing in crowded places, especially in markets and public transport are also critical for containing the spread of the infection. The SOPs issued to regulate crowds in market places, shall be strictly enforced by the District Administration and Police.
    Further, the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman along with Superintendent of Police, South Andaman and representatives of Health Department, CISF, AAI also visited VSI Airport to oversee the testing facilities. Directions were given to the concerned officials to implement random RAT at the airport. Passengers have also been requested to cooperate with the District Administration in curbing the COVID-19 cases in the Islands.
    The Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman reiterated that five-fold strategy of Testing, Tracing, Treatment, COVID-appropriate behaviour and vaccination should be meticulously implemented, a press release from DC (SA) said.