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3 ministers, 2 MLAs test Covid positive

Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 11:15 [IST]

Last Update: Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 05:37 [IST]

3 ministers, 2 MLAs test Covid positive

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GANGTOK: Ministers Lok Nath Sharma, Karma Loday Bhutia and M.N. Sherpa are among the 5 Members of Sikkim Legislative Assembly who have tested positive for Coronavirus in the tests conducted prior to the Sikkim Legislative Assembly session starting Monday. Along with the ministers two BJP legislators Farwanti Tamang (Melli) and T.T. Bhutia (Barfung) have also tested Covid positive.
Others who have been detected Covid-19 positive include two employees of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly. Samples for the mandatory test were collected from 54 members and officials of the Assembly including 28 legislators on Friday. Former Chief Minister and SDF president Pawan Chamling and BJP legislators N.K. Subba and D.T. Lepcha didn’t undergo the tests while Health minister Dr. M.K. Sharma has recently recovered from Covid.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi