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Weekend lockdown in Andaman and Nicobar Islands announced

Jul 29, 2020 17:59 IST

The Andaman and Nicobar administration has decided to impose a complete lockdown on weekends beginning August 1 to contain the spread of coronavirus. The strict restrictions will be in force on Saturdays and Sundays till the Covid-19 situation improves, Chief Secretary, Chetan B Sanghi, said in an order issued on Tuesday. All commercial establishments, shops, transport, barring those dealing with essential commodities and services, will remain shut, the order said. Of the 363 cases in the Union Territory, 170 are active, while 192 people have recovered from the disease and one patient has died.

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