The Sikkim Government has extended the lockdown in the State for one more week.

The lockdown in the Himalayan State was scheduled to end on June 7.

However, keeping in mind the grim COVID-19 situation in the State, the Sikkim Government has extended the lockdown till June 14.

Although the lockdown in Sikkim has been extended, the State Government has announced a slew of relaxations for the extended period of lockdown in the State.

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Shops have been allowed to open for business from 7 in the morning till 2pm.

The decision to extend the Statewide lockdown was taken during a COVID-19 review meeting, which was chaired by Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang.

The high-level meeting was attended by the cabinet ministers in the Sikkim Government, State Chief Secretary, Sikkim Police DG among others.

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