Each Indian state is coming up with their own means and ways to curb the Coronavirus outbreak. Keeping this in mind, a seven-day total lockdown, starting today, has been announced in Sikkim by the state’s government. Here is everything you need to know. By Amitha Ameen

 

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As Coronavirus cases continue to rise and pharma companies race to find a vaccine, states across India are adopting their own methods of dealing with the spread of the virus. While different states have come with different lockdowns and guidelines in place, a seven-day total lockdown has been announced by the Sikkim government that starts from today.

The state government decided to go ahead with a lockdown after witnessing a rise in COVID-19 cases and reviewing the existing management guidelines and announced that the lockdown will take place from July 21 to July 27.

 

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During this lockdown, government offices, commercial establishments, institutions, markets, and factories, congregations, movement of people and goods, training, and coaching institutions are all termed as prohibited.

Additionally, the district magistrates will enforce a night curfew between 07:30 pm to 06:00 am on the lockdown days to ensure complete monitoring and regulation of people and vehicular movement.

 

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Meanwhile, the state had recorded 10 new cases on Sunday and Director General (DG)-cum-Secretary, Health, Dr Pema T Bhutia said all 10 new COVID-19 patients have been admitted to the isolation ward of STNM hospital (as reported on Republic world.com). Sikkim currently has 283 confirmed cases out of which 193 are active cases and 90 patients have been reported as recovered.

In the last 24 hours (at the time of writing this), India has reported 37,148 new cases, according to the data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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