Sikkim No More A Covid Free State…

Eastern Panorama|June 2020

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Sikkim No More A Covid Free State…
Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, Daman and Diu were the only four Indian states/ Union Territory with no positive cases so far. Now the number has come down to 3, as Sikkim has lost its Corona-free state status after the detection of the first COVID-19 positive case.
Sandeep Rai

Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang said, “I am deeply hurt by an advertisement published by the Government of Delhi terming the people Sikkim as different citizen equated with Nepal and Bhutan”.

Director-General cum Secretary of Health Department, Dr. Pempa T Bhutia confirmed the first Coronavirus positive case in a press conference On 23 May. The patient is a 25-year-old boy from Ravangla, South Sikkim. On 17 May, the boy returned to Sikkim from Delhi and was quarantined at facilitated quarantined centre at JNV Ravangla. He had travelled from New Delhi on 17 May in a private bus till Siliguri.

He had then travelled by SNT bus through Melli Checkpost On 19 May. He informed that there were a total of 12 persons in the bus, which comprised of 3 people from South District, and 9 from West District.

SGDWA said “We are very hopeful and let’s pray that the young patient tested positive will recover soon. There are many dedicated covid warriors in New STNM hospital, who will fight against this deadly virus risking their lives, therefore in this hour, our Covid warriors in the hospitals will need the support from all and not any kind of discouraging and discriminating behaviour towards the Covid warriors and the Family Members of the patients”.


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June 2020