Andaman And Nicobar Lockdown News: Shutdown in Union Territory Extended by a Week…

Andaman And Nicobar Lockdown News: Shutdown in Union Territory Extended by a Week
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lockdown News: The ongoing lockdown in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been extended by a week, starting tomorrow, Chief Secretary Chetan Sanghi tweeted today. Also Read – Meghalaya Lockdown News: Night Curfew in East Khasi Hills Extended Till August 17

The decision, the Chief Secretary tweeted, was taken with a view to tackle the rapid rise in the island’s coronavirus cases. During this period, he added, essential supplies will be available and flights and ships will operate in reduced numbers. Also Read – West Bengal Lockdown News: Vegetable Prices Continue to Soar, Consumers Affected, Normal Life Worst Hit

He also urged everyone to wear masks and maintain distance. Also Read – Tamil Nadu Lockdown Latest News: Places of Worship, Driving Schools to Open From August 10

Earlier, on August 2, restrictions for shops and commercial establishments were imposed for a week, starting from the midnight of August 4, till August TaboolaSponsored LinksYou May LikeElite Matrimony – Exclusive Matchmaking Service for the EliteBharat MatrimonyWorried About Hair Fall? Get Thicker and Stronger Hair with Mamaearth Onion Hair OilMamaearth

Notably, Andaman and Nicobar is already witnessing total shutdown on weekends, till further orders, to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission. The said order came into effect from August 1, and will be in effect till the situation improves.

Also, among other measures, the number of flights arriving here was reduced from 14 per week to just five per week.

As of August 9, Andaman and Nicobar Islands had reported a total of 1,490 cases of COVID-19. This includes 822 recoveries, 648 active cases and 20 deaths.

Also, the umber of containment zones here has been increased to seven.

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