A complete lockdown has been imposed in Sikkim starting from today to May 24 in view of the rising Covid-19 infection in the State amid the ongoing partial lockdown.
The decision to impose the complete lockdown came in after the complete review of the Covid-19 situation in the State on Friday. It was found that the average positivity rate of the virus in the State has continued to be more than 20 per cent in the last few weeks.
According to the government notification, ration shops, private commercial establishments, State government offices, institutions, gymnasiums, markets and factories will be closed in the seven days.
List of restrictions imposed in the State:
All public gatherings such as weddings were not allowed during the partial lockdown. While special permits for funerals and other emergencies were provided by the respective Block Development Officers and SDMs.
Also, all business establishments throughout the state were allowed to remain open from 10 am to 4 pm and will remain completely shut on Saturdays and Sundays.
Meanwhile, Sikkim on May 16 reported 360 new Covid-19 cases, the highest spike in the State since the pandemic began. There are 3,096 active cases, while the tally has reached 11,410 cases. Two Covid fatalities were reported on Sunday which took the death tally to 205.