Northeastern states of Sikkim was free of COVID-19, but a person who had returned from Delhi tested positive for coronavirus. The person was kept at the quarantine centre in Ravangla after he came back from Delhi. When he started showing symptoms for novel coronavirus, he was tested.
Northeastern states of Sikkim is no longer COVID-19 Free
His samples were sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) to confirm if he had contracted the disease. The test came positive.
Sikkim was the only state in India that had zero cases of COVID-19.
The state government had earlier announced that schools and colleges will reopen on June 15. The decision was taken keeping in mind the importance of higher classes and board exams, Education Minister Kunga Nima Lepcha had said.
The education minister said that both government as well as private schools will resume for classes 9 to 12. Every students will be required to follow social distancing as well as guidelines set by the government.
Lepcha said that classes will be held in two shifts by duly practicing social distancing and other guidelines.
The annual examinations will be postponed to February 2021 so that the focus is more on studies, he said.