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Sikkim enters Unlock 2.0

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2020 13:30 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2020 07:45 [IST]

Sikkim enters Unlock 2.0

GANGTOK: Capital Gangtok along with the rest of the State todaywitnessed resumption of normal life and business activities during the first day of the relaxation from the 14-day-long Statewide lockdown. The lockdown was re-imposed in the State from July 21 following a surge in Covid-19 cases.
The second phase of unlock began today with a new set of restrictions on movement of persons and vehicles confined to local jurisdiction only.
Lesser number of people were seen in the capital town on Monday. Shops selling sweets and gifts witnessed higher customer footfall with Monday being Raksha Bandhan festival. People were also seen queued up outside ATM counters, groceries and pharmacies. Vehicular movement was less due to the new localised travel protocol.

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