GUWAHATI: Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Golay took a stock of situation amid lockdown in a high-level meeting where he instructed ministers that relief work during the crisis should be carried out with efficiency. Also essential commodities and food items should reach people within the next 48 hours.
He said that relief materials should be distributed through tokens issued by the district collectors and there should not be overcrowding at all.
For a fact, Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia had offered his building in Lumsey,Tdong, Sikkim to the migrant workers in the state at a time they are struggling to reach their homes amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. “There are a lot of migrant workers who are stuck in Sikkim also. Sikkim does not have any cases of coronavirus as of now. So I decided to offer my building which is still unfinished to them,” Bhutia told IANS from Siliguri in West Bengal where he has been stuck since the first day of the 21-day lockdown. “I was returning from Kolkata and due to this lockdown now I am here. So I am coordinating everything from here. The building can accommodate upto 100 people. It has five floors. Already 10 workers are staying there. We are providing them food. We have asked the local government to support us,” Bhutia said.