Andaman reports Zero new cases since last four days

Port Blair, Jan 29: Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case in the last four days, showing indications that soon Andaman might record zero active COVID-19 cases for the third time.

 

“Even today no COVID-19 cases have been detected and there are only five active cases in Andaman,” sources said.

 

As per data, the coronavirus tally in the Union Territory remained at 4,994, while 62 people have so far died due to the contagion.

 

Earlier in two different occasions Andaman and Nicobar Islands has recorded zero active cases of COVID-19 in Andaman.

 

Meanwhile, the local Administration is reportedly considering to withdraw mandatory Rapid Antigen Test for Islanders travelling to North and Middle Andaman as well as other far flung Islands because of deceasing COVID-19 cases.

 

Sources told Andaman sheekha that a proposal regarding the same has been sent to the competent authority and the final decision, in this regard, is awaited.

 

According to data available since January 01,2021 not a single person has been detected COVID-19 positive in Rapid Antigen Test being done at Ferrargunj Check Post for passengers travelling to North and Middle Andaman.

 

Many believe that this time such decrease in number of COVID-19 is possible only because RT-PCR test has been mandatory for all passengers entering Andaman from Mainland and only passengers with negative RT-PCR test results are being allowed to enter Andamans.

 

 

 

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