Sikkim reports four more cases

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Sikkim reported four more cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the total to seven in the state.

As per reports, two females from South Sikkim aged 29 and 37, and two males aged 22 and 21 were found to be COVID-19 positive, Health Secretary Pempa Tshering Bhutia said.

Reports further stated that they have been admitted to the STNM Hospital for treatment.

The 22-year-old man was returning on a bus from Maharashtra, where his test was conducted. He was told about his test results on the bus, Bhutia said.

The other man is related to a COVID-19 patient already admitted at the STNM Hospital, the health secretary said.

In the case of the two women, both were admitted to a quarantine centre in South District and their swab samples were sent to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri for testing, reports of which came back as positive, he said.

Earlier, three people were found to be positive and all of them are undergoing treatment at the STNM Hospital.

Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang said, this is unfortunate but I urge every Sikkimese people to pray for the speedy recovery of our brothers and sisters who have been infected and also for the safety of our frontline warriors.”

Tamang said that during the lockdown period the state has procured every necessary equipment to deal with the pandemic.

“I request everyone to remain calm as our doctors and health workers are capable enough to handle the situation. I also urge our citizens to continue following the guidelines and refrain from leaving their homes unless required. Your co-operation will strengthen our resolve to tackle the disease and together we will emerge victoriously, added Tamang.
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