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North district administration prepared to enforce lockdown

Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 11:45 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 06:09 [IST]

North district administration prepared to enforce lockdown

MANGAN (IPR): As the Central government has called for a 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic, in this context, the district collector (north) conducted an emergency meeting with all head of offices of North Sikkim here at Election conference hall today afternoon.
During the meeting, DC (North) T. Kaleon called for strict compliance of all the orders and circulars issued by the gsovernment. Further, he informed that to ensure complete lockdown, four BDOs and one MEO, MNP of the district have been appointed as an executive magistrate.
During the meeting, the DC spoke in detail about the various measures that the State government has implemented to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the State as well as the district. He added that heads of various departments must go hand in hand to combat this virus.
The DC informed that in order to ease the communication, the district administration has created a ‘COVID-19/NORTH DISTRICT’ WhatsApp group. He directed to all frontline workers to work in accordance with the instructions and guidelines that has been send through WhatsApp.
Talking on complete ban of vehicular movement, the DC said issuance of vehicle permit shall be granted on emergency or on any exigency of essential official services. The competent authority for the issuance of emergency vehicle shall fill up all necessary details such as purpose of journey, time of Journey etc.
All HoDs will ensure that the minimum involvement of their staff for any official work and other staff should stay at home but they cannot leave the station and should be available on mobile phone, he directed.
The DC said that the sub-divisional level surveillance team has a big role to play and asked all SDMs to submit the daily status report of COVID-19 to his office.

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