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Random Rapid Antigen Test to be conducted on incoming passengers at Airport from April 7

Port Blair ,

       Shri Suneel Anchipaka, Deputy Commissioner (SA) convened a meeting in view of the sudden surge in the COVID -19 positive cases in South Andaman in the past few days with the representatives of Health Services, Airline Operators and Special Secretary (IT) to discuss various measures to be undertaken to contain the further spread of the virus.
    Since there have been allegations from various quarters that the inbound passengers are arriving at Port Blair from mainland with fake RTPCR negative test reports. As such, in view to curb such activity, it has been decided to conduct random Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on the incoming passengers at the Airport itself with effect from April 7, 2021. Further, all the inbound passengers have been requested to cooperate with the officials performing the test at the airport and support the Administration in its fight against COVID-19.
    Further, the Deputy Commissioner (SA) reiterated the Hon'ble Prime Minister's five-fold strategy for Testing, Tracing, Treatment, COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and vaccination has to be strictly followed, a press release from DC (SA) said.