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Random Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on the incoming passengers to curb alleged fake RTPCR negative test reports

Port Blair, Apr 05: Mr. Suneel Anchipaka, Deputy Commissioner (SA) convened a meeting in view of the sudden surge in the COVID -19 positive cases in South Andaman in the past few days with the representatives of Health Services, Airline Operators and Special Secretary (IT) to discuss various measures to be undertaken to contain the further spread of the virus.
Since there have been allegations from various quarters that the inbound passengers are arriving at Port Blair from mainland with fake RTPCR negative test reports. As such in view to curb such activity, it has been decided to conduct random Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on the incoming passengers at the Airport itself with effect from 07/04/2021. Further all the inbound passengers are hereby requested to cooperate with the officials performing the test at the airport and support the Administration in the fight against COVID-19.
Further the Deputy Commissioner (SA) reiterated the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s five-fold strategy for Testing, Tracing, Treatment, COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and vaccination has to be scrupulously followed.

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