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Sikkim Govt Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions, Markets To Function Normally

The state government has also withdrawn the restriction on interstate movement of people and vehicles and the requirements of RT-PCR negative reports to enter the state were withdrawn.

Sikkim Govt Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions, Markets To Function Normally

Sentinel Digital Desk

Gangtok: Amid a decline in daily COVID-19 cases, the Sikkim government has lifted the COVID-induced restrictions in the state.

As per the order, the markets, shops and commercial establishments shall function as normal.

"All educational institutions shall function as per guidelines. No restrictions on social, political, religious and sports-related gatherings," the order stated on Thursday.

The state government has also withdrawn the restriction on interstate movement of people and vehicles and the requirements of RT-PCR negative reports to enter the state were withdrawn. In addition to this, odd-even restrictions, and curbs on movement of vehicles within the state and that on pillion riding were also withdrawn.

The order further stated that all state government offices, including PSUs, boards and corporations, shall function with 100 per cent attendance. Central government offices shall continue to operate as per the instruction of the Union government.

''All educational institutions will function as per guidelines issued by the Education Department and the HRD Ministry. However, national directives for COVID-19 management, wearing masks, and social distancing norms shall be strictly observed,'' it added.

On Thursday, according to health department, the state reported 43 fresh cases of COVID-19 taking the overall tally of the north-eastern state to 38,868. However, the death toll in Sikkim remained unchanged at 437 as no fresh fatality reported.

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