Thursday, April 30, 2020

Admn. decided to scale down operation of Containment Zones

Port Blair, April 30: The UT Administration of A&N Islands has decided to scale down operation of the Containment Zones in Atlanta Point, Dignabad, Round Basti, Sisti Nagar, Mohanpura and Biggiline. Presently, the South Andaman District is under Red Zone and having the following containment zones:
Containment Zone 1:     Atlanta Point, Dignabad, Round Basti, Sisti Nagar, Mohanpura
Containment Zone 2:     Biggiline
Containment Zone 3:   Bambooflat, Shorepoint, Hopetown, Stewartgunj, Wimberlygunj, Kanyapuram, Nayapuram, Mannarghat
Containment Zone 4:     Teylerabad and Calicut.
    The Ministry in a video conference held on 30.04.2020 with Cabinet Secretary has clarified that if no fresh COVID-19 case has been detected in the past 21 days, then the categorization of that area may be reduced by one level i.e. from Red Zone to Orange Zone or from Orange Zone to Green Zone.
    It is pertinent to mention that there are no COVID-19 cases after 29.03.2020 in Atlanta Point, Dignabad, Round Basti, Sisti Nagar and Mohanpura and in Biggiline area after 08.04.2020. Therefore, the Administration has decided to scale down operation of Containment Zone 1 and Containment Zone 2. However, the categorization of South Andaman District will remain as RED ZONE as it still has 02 (Two) operational Containment Zones.
    The Administration will however closely monitor these areas up to 15.05.2020. The District Administration and Health Department will continue to carry out surveillance of ILI / SARI cases in these areas along with other areas of South Andaman District. The people should also meticulously follow the lockdown provisions as per the orders issued by the Administration.

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