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Sikkim health minister tests positive for COVID-19

Sikkim Health Minister MK Sharma announced in a Facebook post on August 21 that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“I am under isolation and I am fine. I appeal everyone not to panic and request those who came in contact with me (primary) to self-isolate and get tested after seven days of contact or earlier if they develop symptoms,” the minister said in his post.

Till August 21, Sikkim reported 1,336 COVID-19 cases, of which 499 are active and 834 people have recovered from the disease. Three people have succumbed to the virus in the state.

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