One more tests positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, total cases rise to 10

The latest reported cases include a patient, an attendant and one security guard.

A man in his late 20s on Monday (March 30) tested positive for COVID-19 in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, taking the number of coronavirus positive cases in the Union Territory to 10, officials said.

He was part of a group of people that had gone to Delhi to attend a religious programme and returned to Port Blair via Kolkata on March 24, they said.

The man has been admitted to the G B Pant Hospital, where a 48-bed isolation ward was set up to attend to coronavirus patients.


The islands, home to several vulnerable tribes, have been put on alert following the COVID-19 outbreak.

Get breaking news and latest updates from India
and around the world on