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Sikkim reaches community transmission level as 15 tests positive

COVID reaches community level in Sikkim, among 15 positive cases from Rongli one each of health worker and police also reported positive

Fifteen people have been reported COVID-19 positive cases in Rongli out of which one each of health worker and one police personnel were also reported positive. This is the first time it was reported at the community level. Remaining are local people who were working in the GREF camp Rongli.

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Earlier in Sikkim, a building below the Mangan Police station has been collapsed due to heavy downpour in Mangan, Sikkim. The building was already vacated by the authority, all the residents were also evacuated looking at the potential threat of collapse. SDPO Mangan, SHO Mangan PS, Disaster management team, rescue team and all other concerned officer were at the spot and evacuated the people and necessary items. No human casualties reported.

Also read: Sikkim: Abandoned building collapses in Mangan

Meanwhile, a total of 42 people have died in the ravaging deluge that has continued wreaking havoc across Assam. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 3,575 villages across 29 districts in the state are reeling under floodwater.

A total of 26,33,976 people and 1,60,269.04 hectares cropland have been adversely affected so far in the flood.

Several rivers including the mighty Brahmaputra in different parts of Assam are flowing above danger level, causing floods and consequently leaving thousands of families homeless.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri. Jia Dharali at NT Road Crossing and Kopili at Nagaon and Dhansiri at Numaligarh.

Justice A P Subba was sworn in as the Chairperson, Lokayukta of Sikkim at a function held at New Raj Bhawan, Gangtok today. He is the first Sikkimese Judge to be appointed as the Lokayukta Chairperson.

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