Sikkim to extend COVID curfew by a week, check details
Sikkim to extend COVID curfew by a week, check details

The Sikkim government on Sunday announced extending statewide lockdown for another week till June 7. The decision has come amid the coronavirus infected cases remains high in state.

The Himalayan state reported 264 more COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 15,171. While fatalities toll to 250, as per the bulletin released by the health department said. Officials said the decision to extend the shutdown was taken at a high-level review meeting here. The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang and attended by cabinet ministers, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Gupta among others. I’m the meeting, certain relaxations have been granted during the week-long lockdown, starting June 1.

*Shops selling groceries and vegetables have been allowed to operate from 7 am to noon( two hours more of what it was in the previous weeks).

*The state government has also eased curbs on agricultural activities at gram panchayat units.

*All centralized construction activities by local labourers shall be permitted during the week.

At the meeting, the chief minister expressed concern over the rapid spread of COVID-19 in rural areas. They have sought strict surveillance by local police personnel in villages. The chief minister asked the police to take strict action against violators of health protocol.

Currently, the state has 3,961 active COVID-19 cases, while 10,746 patients have recovered from the disease. 214 people have migrated out of the state. Also, East Sikkim registered 123 cases, followed by South Sikkim at 79, West Sikkim at 56 and North Sikkim at six.

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