Andaman Islands suspend tourism activities for 10 days

North Sentinel Island

Port Blair: Authorities in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have suspended all tourism activities in the Union Territory from March 16 till March 26 in the wake of coronavirus scare.

In an advisory issued by the Andaman and Nicobar administration, tourists have been advised to refrain from travelling to the islands from March 16 midnight.

The advisory said that "all tourism facilities on the islands such as jetties, beaches, eco-tourism sites and water sports activities shall remain suspended from March 16 to March 26. All tour operators may appropriately advise their clients so that tourists intending to travel to Andaman and Nicobar Islands are forewarned and advised to refrain from travelling."

The islands are a favourite tourism spot for domestic and international visitors alike.

Till date, 110 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported in India. Two of them have since died.

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