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Sikkim reports first Covid death, extends lockdown till August 1

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Gangtok, July 26: The Sikkim government has extended the statewide lockdown till August 1 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a notification.

A complete, six-day lockdown, imposed by the hilly state, was scheduled to end on Sunday.

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"After careful consideration of the situation, it has been decided to extend the period of lockdown in the entire state of Sikkim till 6 am of August 1, 2020," a notification issued by Chief Secretary S C Gupta said.

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    The state reported its first COVID-19 death on Sunday after a 74-year-old man succumbed to the disease at a state-run hospital here, the official said.

    Sikkim has 357 active cases of COVID-19, while the total cases stand at 499, a senior health official said. As many as 142 people have recovered from the disease.

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