COVID Restrictions: Night curfew in Sikkim extended till April 30

Sikkim's COVID-19 positive tally climbs to 6,251, including 46 active cases and 5,962 recoveries.


Sikkim in Northeast India has recorded 6,251 COVID-19 confirmed cases and the night curfew has been extended till April 30, according to the latest update by the state government.

Of the total confirmed cases, 46 remains active cases.while 5,962 people have recovered from the illness. The COVID-19 death toll in the state stood at 135.

So far, 83,701 people in the state have been tested for Coronavirus.

Meanwhile, according to a new notification issued by the state government, night curfew has been extended till April 30, 2021.

The night curfew after 10 pm includes restaurants, bars, discos, pubs and gyms, while vehicular movement will not be allowed after 10:30 pm with immediate effect.

There is relaxation for commercial goods vehicles and vehicles on emergency duty. Hotels and restaurants are allowed to provide services to in-house guests.
 
Hotel owners, travel agents and homestay owners have been directed to ensure that tourists staying in their establishments carry a negative RT-PCR test report conducted 72 hours prior to their arrival effective from 7th April, 2021. They have also been directed to make arrangement for COVID19 testing if tourists arrive without COVID19 negative report.

District collectors will identify paid quarantine facilities for primary contacts of tourists who test positive.
 
All activities related to academics, sports, entertainment, social, culture, and religious and political programmes have been permitted outside containment zones while following SoPs.
 
State government offices will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays for sanitisation of offices.

COVID Vaccination in Sikkim

The state Health and Family Welfare department is undertaking a massive vaccination drive for all eligible population above 45 years of age from April 1.

From May 1, 2021, it will be mandatory to produce a preliminary certificate of vaccination for all aged 45 years and above for visiting government offices.

All government employees including teachers above 45 years will be vaccinated on or before May 1, 2021.

The preliminary vaccination certificate will be mandatory for persons above 45 years of age to use or operate any public transport with effect from May 1.

The preliminary vaccination certificate will also be mandatory for all the hotel and homestay owners, taxi drivers, and employees in commercial establishments.

 

First Published:April 4, 2021, 7:38 a.m.

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