Gangtok, June 4: In a Health Bulletin video, the Health Secretary Dr. Pempa T. Bhutia updated the public on the number of cases in India, the returnees to the state, those who are currently quarantined and discharged, and details of the samples being tested at the Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL).

After almost 24 hours of the news of Sikkim’s second positive COVID-19 case, a third has surfaced. The patient, who had arrived in Sikkim from Mumbai tested positive for COVID-19 and is being admitted to STNM.

The Health Secretary has notified that all patients are undergoing treatment at the STNM Hospital, Sochayghang, Sikkim’s designated COVID-19 hospital. 

Those who were in direct contact with the first two patients have tested negative as per the Health Secretary’s reports. 

According to IPR, the sample was taken in Mumbai a few days back and the patient got the report today while boarding SNT bus at NJP. It is reported that the patient is asymptomatic.

All the other returnees will be placed in the facility quarantine and will be tested immediately and as per protocol, the administration has started the contact tracing of all those who travelled with the patient.

He requested the public to maintain social distancing and stressed on 28 days of strict quarantining, explaining that all these measures were to prevent community transmission.

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