NEW DELHI: PM Modi applauded the Sikkim government in handling COVID-19 situation in the country. Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang shared a post on this which reads,"I was part of the Video Conference called on by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi regarding COVID-19 with other Chief Ministers of various states.
The Hon'ble Prime Minister applauded the efforts of the State government in containing the virus duly maintaining transparency and encouraged us to continue with it. He mentioned that the inputs provided by the state were useful to the central government in tackling the disease in certain areas of the country. Talking about agriculture and production sector, he urged the states to carry on with it.
I request every Sikkimese people to download the Aarogya Setu app and appeal to the teachers and students to help others understand the usefulness of the app. I also take this opportunity to remind everyone to follow the guidelines and stay safe."
Meanwhile, Sikkim to impose full lockdown rules until May 3 citing misuse of relaxation by people on April 20.
““People have misused the relaxation given with reports of many chaos like scenarios engulfing hospitals. People were seen sitting and making merry at MG Marg, traffic jams were seen across the NH 10 within the state caapital. The advisory to the relaxation was on the grounds of people collecting essential commodities from shops along with ration, but the same was misused in violation to the national lockdown which is still in place,” Chief Secretary S.C. Gupta told media after Cabinet meeting.
Hence, in a meeting Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang along with other ministers and officials have decided that full restrictions will stay in place until May 3 barring movement of essential services. Quite similar to how it was earlier.
Prime Minister Modi urged people to follow lockdown measures until May 3.
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