Guwahati: A Delhi returnee recently tested positive for COVID-19 in Sikkim, taking the number of cases in the state to two, a senior health official said today.
The 56-year-old man, who returned from the national capital on May 25, was found to be COVID-19 positive on Tuesday night. According to officials, the man was undergoing quarantine at a facility in the Mining Area of East Sikkim on arrival from Delhi. Two persons who were quarantined in the same room, however, were tested negative.
It may be recalled here that Sikkim reported its first case of the Coronavirus on Saturday, May 23. The first positive patient from the state is a 25-year-old man who had returned to the state from New Delhi where he was preparing for the UPSC exams. Government sources said that both patients who are undergoing treatment at STNM Hospital in Sokeythang near Gangtok are asymptomatic.
Although the state of Sikkim which was long untouched by the virus was eyeing to open up its schools and educational institutions in June, the opening has been deferred till July 1 said Chief Minister PS Golay. The CM told media that this decision has been taken in view of public safety amid coronavirus pandemic.