Sikkim govt imposes complete lockdown in Gangtok municipal area till Sept 27

In Sikkim, a complete lockdown will be in force in Gangtok municipal area from today till 27th September. The lockdown was announced on Saturday following a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state capital.

During the seven-day Gangtok municipal area lockdown, movement of passenger and private vehicles will be prohibited except those involved in medical and essential services. All commercial establishments except medical and ration shops will remain closed. State government offices will operate with 30 per cent attendance.

Following the lockdown, the state government has allowed free interstate movement of people without any registration from 1st October and resumption of tourism-related services from 10th October.

The health department will issue fresh COVID19 protocol for interstate movement beginning 1st October. Tourism department will also issue guidelines for tourism-related services.

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