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51 Sikkim Police personnel testCovid positive

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020 13:15 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020 07:15 [IST]

51 Sikkim Police personnel testCovid positive

GANGTOK: The Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is taking a toll on Sikkim Police, one of the frontline workers battling the pandemic for over six months. At least 51 police personnel have tested positive for Covid in the State so far.
On Tuesday, two police personnel posted at Sadar Police station here were reported to have tested Covid positive, following which the police station has been contained for 48 hours.
Sikkim Police ASP SonamDetchu informed that the police station has been temporarily shifted to the traffic control room at M.G. Marg to attend to criminal and emergency cases only. He also informed that all the primary contacts of the two police personnel have been traced and sent for home quarantine.

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