6 from significantly susceptible tribal group of Andaman Islands examined COVID-19 optimistic: Health Ministry


New Delhi, September 8

Six members of a very susceptible tribal group of Andaman and Nicobar Islands examined optimistic for COVID-19, the Health Ministry stated on Tuesday.

Responding to a query, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated all of the six individuals have recovered and returned to their island.

“There are five particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG) – some in Port Blair and others across different islands in the archipelago. One PVTG has shown positivity. Six were positive, all have recovered and returned to their island,” stated Bhushan.

In Nicobarese tribe which isn’t a PVTG, there are nonetheless 15 energetic instances.

Particularly susceptible tribal group is a classification created with the aim of enabling enchancment within the circumstances of sure communities with low growth indices.

Bhushan additionally elaborated on the scenario of different significantly susceptible tribal teams within the archipelago.

“Another tribe is Jarawa. There are less than 200 Jarawas. They were tested and no one has been found positive. From another tribe, Ongees, all were found negative. Sentinelese and Shompen are cut off and confined to their islands and no report of death or visible symptoms has been received from them,” he stated.

Presently, there are 312 energetic instances of COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The archipelago has recorded a complete of two,997 instances and 50 deaths as a result of an infection. PTI



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