Sikkim, May 25: The Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) government has extended the lockdown in Sikkim till May 31in an attempt to stem the increasing cases of COVID-19.

In the wake of rising coronavirus infections, the Sikkim administration held a high-level review meeting and a unanimous decision was taken to extend the restrictions.

All state government offices, shops, including ration shops, private commercial establishments, institutions, gymnasiums, markets and factories, other than those engaged in the production of medicines, medical equipment, oxygen and allied sectors shall remain closed.

Sikkim lockdown guidelines

However, the Sikkim government has allowed ration and vegetable shops to remain open from 8-11 am during the lockdown period.

Medicine shops allowed to remain open.

Milk vending shops permitted to remain open from 7.00 am to 11.00 am.

People and vehicles moving around for maintenance of all essential services for example hospitals, veterinary services, telecom, banks, insurance companies, power supply, sanitation and waste management, water supply, urban services, post offices, social security institutions like old age home etc should carry valid documents, valid ID card or deployment letter.

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No congregation will be permitted till May 31.

People going out for vaccination have been asked to carry the Adahar card and the relevant documents required for the inoculation.

Sikkim on May 24 registered 101 more COVID-19 cases, raising the overall caseload to 13,233. The death toll increased to 232 after eight more patients succumbed due to the deadly contagious disease.

The Himalayan state now has 3,184 active cases, and 9,605 patients have recovered coronavirus.