The Sikkim government has decided not to allow inter-state movement of vehicles and people at present to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The decision was taken on August 24 in a task force meeting chaired by Sikkim chief minister PS Tamang regarding the issues related to Novel Coronavirus.

Recently Union Home Ministry has instructed states to follow the guidelines issued in the end of July 2020 which stated that there should be no restriction on the movement of goods and people.

On August 24, Sikkim has recorded 43 fresh Novel Coronavirus cases. Presently there were 509 patients recovering from the disease.

So far 1,446 positive cases have been recorded in the state while 934 of them have been cured and discharged.

Secretary Health Pema Tshering Bhutia has gone in home quarantine after a primary contact was tested positive for the virus. Many Sikkim government employees have detected COVID-19 positive including PWD, forest, vigilance and district court.

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