Coronavirus: Sikkim Govt Suspends Issuing ‘Inner Line Permit’


Sikkim government has suspended issuing “Inner Line Permit” from Thursday till the further order in the wake of the spread of coronavirus.

Buses are plying just for the domestic tourists from Sikkim Nationalised Transport at Siliguri.

Sikkim Govt Suspends Issuing 'Inner Line Permit'
Sikkim Govt Suspends Issuing ‘Inner Line Permit’

“As per the circular issued by the Home Department, Government of Sikkim, we’ve stopped issuing Inner Line Permit from today, that’s March 5. it’s been taken due to the rapid spread of coronavirus,” Sonam Peki Bhutia, Dy Director, Tourist Information Centre, told ANI.

The country’s total number of positive cases of Coronavirus reached 30 on Thursday after an individual in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh tested positive.


Earlier today, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan confirmed that 29 were tested positive for coronavirus within the country till March 4.

Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Vardhan said: “Till March 4, there are 29 positive cases of coronavirus in India. I’m daily reviewing the situation. a group of Ministers is also monitoring the situation.”

Coronavirus has so far killed over 3200 people globally.

(Source: ANI)


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Manish Khandelwal
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