Sikkim Govt extends state-wide lockdown till June 7



The Government of Sikkim on Monday extended the ongoing lockdown in the state till June 7 after a high-level COVID review meeting.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang to review the COVID situation in the state during which some exemptions were also put in place.

Among the exemptions, the operating duration of ration and vegetable shops have been revised and they will now remain open from 7 am to 12 noon.

In addition to that, relaxations have also been put in place for agricultural activities at GPUs including construction activities under PMGSY, Sikkim Garib Awaas Yojana and other centralised activities involving local labourers.

During the meeting, the CM discussed the current COVID scenario and sought updates from the Health Department on the various measures taken to mitigate the supply of COVID relief materials across the state.

Among other things, the government is also ramping up the vaccination process with additional procurement of vaccine doses from the centre

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)

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