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Sikkim: Health Minister M K Sharma tests COVID-19 positive

Till Friday morning, Sikkim recorded 1,336 cases of Covid-19 while the death toll in the Himalayan state stood at three

Sikkim: Health Minister M K Sharma tests COVID-19 positive

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Aug 2020 10:32 AM GMT

Guwahati: M K Sharma, the health minister of Sikkim, tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus on Friday (August 22).

Immediately after testing positive for the dreaded virus, Sarma went into self-isolation. The minister has appealed all the persons that came in close proximity to him over the past few days to get tested after seven days if they develop any of the symptoms associated with the virus.

"I would like to inform the Sikkimese people that I have developed symptoms of Covid-19 and got myself tested today and the result came positive. I'm under isolation and I'm fine. I appeal to everyone not to panic and request those who came in contact with me (primary) to self-isolate and get tested after seven days or if they develop symptoms", Sharma wrote in a statement.

Sikkim, which happens to be the last state in the country that reported cases of the virus, has so far registered 1,336 coronavirus cases till Friday (August 21). The death toll in the Himalayan state has risen to 3.

In Sikkim, 834 people have been cured of their infections so far.

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