Sikkim extends COVID-19 lockdown till August 1

The Sikkim government has broadened the statewide lockdown till August 1 to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, as per a warning.

A total, six-day lockdown, forced by the uneven state, was booked to end on Sunday.

“After cautious thought of the circumstance, it has been chosen to expand the time of lockdown in the whole province of Sikkim till 6 am of August 1, 2020,” a notice gave by Chief Secretary S C Gupta said.

The state announced its first Covid-19 death on Sunday following a 74-year-elderly person surrendered to the ailment at a state-run medical clinic here, the authority said.

He was admitted to Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial (STNM) Hospital on Saturday night after he tested positive for the disease. The patient was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) where he breathed his last, he said. He was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension, the official added.

Sikkim has 357 dynamic instances of Covid-19, while the all out cases remain at 499, a senior wellbeing official said.

Upwards of 142 individuals have recuperated from the infection.

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