Thursday, March 26, 2020

One case confirmed positive for Novel Corona Virus disease in A&N Islands

Port Blair, Mar 26
     The designated laboratory for COVID-19 in A&N Islands, RMRC-ICMR, Dollygunj has confirmed one case positive for Novel Corona Virus Disease. The person belongs to Mayabunder Tehsil of North & Middle Andaman District of A&N Islands.
       It is to inform that a group of 13 people travelled to Vishakhapatnam in the month of February 2020. Thereafter, on 18.03.2020 they travelled to Delhi and remained in Delhi till 24.03.2020. On 24.03.2020, 6 persons travelled back to Port Blair by Vistara Flight (UK 747) and 1 person by Indigo Flight (6E 6005). Persons who have shown mild symptoms were taken to G B Pant Hospital Isolation facility. Samples were drawn on 25.03.2020 and one person was declared as tested positive on 26.03.2020.
       The Administration is tracking the contact details as were made by the infected person and also taking up screening of co-passengers along with the Police and Medical team at Airport, and also the persons who had travelled with him in Ambulance to hospital. It is further informed that the G B Pant Hospital Isolation Ward have all the facilities to take care of infected person as well as equipments to protect health care worker from the infection, a press release issued by Principal Secretary (Health) said here today.

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