Corona virus is wreaking havoc all over the world including India these days and has killed millions so far, but the matter of relief is that one of our states Sikkim is still untouched by the corona virus. There is not a single case of Kovid-19 in this small border state, which is very fortunate for this state.
Authorities attribute this remarkable achievement to the proactive steps taken since March 5, including banning entry of tourists and permits for popular Nathu-La travel as well as suspending inner-line permits for foreign travelers. Is included.
The Sikkim Revolutionary Front (SKM) government led by Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang temporarily halted China-India trade near the Nathu-La international border. “The state government has taken stringent and time-bound measures to prevent the outbreak of Kovid-19 and the results are in front of everyone,” a senior official told PTI-Bhasha.
He said that moving in a systematic manner, the Sikkim government soon set up a task force headed by the Chief Secretary to monitor measures to prevent the spread of the virus, including health, tourism and some other heads Apart from the senior officers of the departments, all the District Magistrates are involved. He said that a similar task force has been created at the ground level to deal with the Kovid-19 epidemic.
“It is a result of the collective efforts of all stakeholders of the society that Sikkim is still free from the deadly corona virus,” the official said. All four districts of the state are in the Green Zone. “According to official figures, the number of deaths from Kovid-19 in India has increased to 2,549 on Thursday and the number of infection cases has crossed 78,000. He said that the Sikkim government has also taken the initiative to evacuate thousands of people trapped in other parts of the state due to the lockdown.
He said that 6,922 people have registered themselves on the official portal of the government, out of which a total of 1,122 people have returned to the state so far. Similarly, 686 people from other states stranded in East Sikkim were taken to New Jalpaiguri station by buses for their onward journey, the official said.