Wednesday, March 3, 2021
North East

3 ministers, 2 MLAs test COVID-19 positive in Sikkim

Gangtok, September 19: Three ministers of the Prem Singh Tamang government and two BJP MLAs have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Saturday.
All legislators and staff of the state legislative assembly were tested for COVID-19 on Friday as a precautionary measure ahead of the proposed one-day assembly session on Monday.
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang has tested negative for COVID-19, the official said.
Information and Public Relations (IPR) minister Lok Nath Sharma, Forest and Environment minister Karma Loday Bhutia and Power minister Mingma Norbu Sherpa have tested COVID-19 positive, the official said.
Two BJP MLAs Farwanti Tamang and T T Bhutia have also tested positive, he said
The COVID-19 positive ministers and MLAs have been advised home isolation, the official added.
Meanwhile, a government notification said that a complete lockdown will be in force in Gangtok Municipal Area from September 21 to 27 to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Sikkim had reported 2,304 COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths due to coronavirus till Friday. (PTI)