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Sikkim reports its first COVID-19 case

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
May 23, 2020 19:55 IST
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Sikkim reported its first COVID-19 case on Saturday as a 25-year-old student who recently returned from Delhi tested positive for the disease, a senior official said.

The sample of the student was sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri for testing. The report came back positive, Health Department Director General-cum-Secretary Pempa Tshering Bhutia told reporters.


The student, who hails from Rabangla in South Sikkim district, is undergoing treatment at Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial Hospital, he said.

The student was in Delhi to prepare for competitive examinations.

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