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Sikkim Chief Secy chairs COVID-19 task force meeting

By A Correspondent

GANGTOK, April 18 - Sikkim Chief Secretary SC Gupta on Saturday chaired a meeting of the State�s COVID-19 task force and reviewed the activities of different government departments.

The meeting also deliberated on actions required to be taken in line with the revised guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The heads of the departments concerned and the District Collector of East district were present in the meeting.

Resident Commissioner of the Sikkim House in New Delhi Ashwini Chand and the District Collectors of South, West and North districts joined the meeting through video conferencing.

The Chief Secretary directed the Health Department to ensure immediate supply of rapid testing kits and complete the viral testing laboratory at the STNM Hospital by May 15.

The Food and Civil Supplies Department informed that the first round of distribution of essential commodities have been completed, and the commodities for the next round will be dispatched this evening.

The meeting discussed in detail the issue of resumption of certain essential services after April 20 as per the Union Home Ministry guidelines.

Some of the decisions taken in the meeting include creation of a transit facility for inter-State drivers, encouraging drivers from West Bengal to return on the same day after offloading goods, permission to only some selected vehicles with Sikkim registration numbers to ply, installation of the Aarogya Setu app on the mobile phones of those who enter Sikkim after May 3, etc.

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Sikkim Chief Secy chairs COVID-19 task force meeting

GANGTOK, April 18 - Sikkim Chief Secretary SC Gupta on Saturday chaired a meeting of the State�s COVID-19 task force and reviewed the activities of different government departments.

The meeting also deliberated on actions required to be taken in line with the revised guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The heads of the departments concerned and the District Collector of East district were present in the meeting.

Resident Commissioner of the Sikkim House in New Delhi Ashwini Chand and the District Collectors of South, West and North districts joined the meeting through video conferencing.

The Chief Secretary directed the Health Department to ensure immediate supply of rapid testing kits and complete the viral testing laboratory at the STNM Hospital by May 15.

The Food and Civil Supplies Department informed that the first round of distribution of essential commodities have been completed, and the commodities for the next round will be dispatched this evening.

The meeting discussed in detail the issue of resumption of certain essential services after April 20 as per the Union Home Ministry guidelines.

Some of the decisions taken in the meeting include creation of a transit facility for inter-State drivers, encouraging drivers from West Bengal to return on the same day after offloading goods, permission to only some selected vehicles with Sikkim registration numbers to ply, installation of the Aarogya Setu app on the mobile phones of those who enter Sikkim after May 3, etc.