Sikkim government extends lockdown till August 1

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Published: July 27,2020 10:45 AM
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July 27, 2020: The Sikkim government has extended the statewide lockdown till August 1 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

July 27, 2020: The Sikkim government has extended the statewide lockdown till August 1 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.



"After careful consideration of the situation, it has been decided to extend the period of lockdown in the entire state of Sikkim till 6 AM of August 1, 2020," a notification issued by Chief Secretary S C Gupta said.



A complete, six-day lockdown, imposed by the hilly state, was scheduled to end on Sunday.



The state reported its first COVID-19 death on Sunday after a 74-year-old man succumbed to the infection at a state-run hospital in Gangtok.



Sikkim has 357 active cases of COVID-19, while the total cases stand at 499, a senior health official said.



As many as 142 people have recovered from the disease.