The Sikkim authorities has prolonged the statewide lockdown until August 1 to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus, in keeping with a notification.
An entire, six-day lockdown, imposed by the hilly state, was scheduled to finish on Sunday.
“After cautious consideration of the scenario, it has been determined to increase the interval of lockdown in the complete state of Sikkim until 6 am of August 1, 2020,” a notification issued by Chief Secretary S C Gupta stated.
The state reported its first COVID-19 dying on Sunday after a 74-year-old man died to the illness at a state-run hospital in Gangtok, the official stated.
Sikkim has 357 lively instances of COVID-19, whereas the full instances stand at 499, a senior well being official stated.
As many as 142 folks have recovered from the illness.