Pandemic under check in Andamans as tourists required to furnish COVID negative reports to enter archipelago: Official
Even islanders have to produce COVID negative certificates to visit any other island than the one they live in, the health official said.
Two more persons recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 recoveries to 4,969, the official said.
Fishermen have requested the Fisheries Department to establish a boat repair yard in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to avoid travelling a long way to Nagapatinam.
The coronavirus tally in the union territory remained at 5,009, while 4,938 patients have recovered from the disease so far.
Aves, Smith and Ross Islands were identified for the project and detailed master plan are being prepared.
The Andaman & Nicobar administration is alert to the safety of its tribe, especially the Vulnerable Tribal Groups, (PVTGS) through Integrated Tribal development authority, he tweeted.
Just over 50 Great Andamanese people survive today and live on the tiny Strait Island where the Indian government looks after their food and shelter.
Forty more people have been cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries in the islands to 749, he said.
China has issued a travel advisory to its nationals visiting India, the first such warning after the Dokalam standoff, warning them about denial of visas to visit "restricted areas".