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Administration is not going to restrict passenger flight services: Secretary (IP&T), Shri Sunil Kumar Singh; Citizens feel it might be a big blunder by the A&N Administration

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, May 26: The Secretary (IP&T), Shri Sunil Kumar Singh in the press conference at IP&T today said that 2 flights with 283 passengers arrived here and samples for RTPCR test was taken from all passengers and asked the passengers to remain in home quarantine. He further informed that it has been decided to check passengers for COVID-19 with Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) instead of Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), as RTPCR is considered more accurate laboratory method for detecting COVID-19 infections. Answering a query by scribes, the Secretary (IP&T) said A&N Administration don't have any such plan to stop passenger flight services as of now. On the other hand, citizens of these islands demand to keep restrictions on passenger flight services too, apart from the complete lockdown imposed in South Andaman to keep a check on the growing numbers of Covid-19 cases. A&N Administration has imposed a complete lockdown