Sikkim announces night-curfew and other major restrictions until May 16

Sikkim announces night-curfew and other major restrictions until May 16

The Himalayan state of Sikkim has announced fresh restrictions amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases. According to the latest reports coming in from the state, the government in Sikkim, under Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, has announced night curfew.

Sikkim night curfew is going to be imposed from May 6 until May 16. The curfew is going to start from 5 PM, and go on until 9 PM.



The state has also gone ahead and prohibited inter-district movements for both private people and government vehicles. However, army, security personnel and vehicles that are carrying essential commodities have been exempted from this rule. While businesses can remain open from 10 AM to 4 PM until May 16, they have been ordered to close down on Saturdays and Sundays. Shops selling essential items, pharmacies, and milk outlets have been permitted to operate.

Sikkim announces night-curfew and other major restrictions until May 16

As far as movement of vehicles is concerned, private and government vehicles will not be allowed to move through check-posts at Melli, Ramam, Reshi, Hathichirey, NTPC, and Rangpo. Once again, this restriction is not applied to army, security personnel, and vehicles carrying essential goods.

The Himalayan state is also seeing a steady rise in Coronavirus infections, with 221 fresh cases being reported. Out of the 221 cases, 171 were reported from East Sikkim, 24 of them were reported in South and West Sikkim combined, while 2 cases were reported from North Sikkim.

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