With the number of positive coronavirus cases surging in India, Sikkim government has banned the entry of foreigners to the state from Thursday.
Sikkim home department on Thursday issued a notification which states that issuing of inner line permits has been suspended as of now.
Foreigners need inner line permits to visit the northeastern Himalayan state.
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Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has jumped to 31 in India on Friday.
A resident of Delhi has been tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.
The patient has a travel history of Thailand and Malaysia.
As per reports, the patient is in hospital quarantine and stable.
As per the latest advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, all international passengers irrespective of nationality are mandated to undergo universal medical screening.
Adequate screening measures have been setup and nine more airports have been added to the existing 21, bringing the total to 30 airports, as of today.