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Sikkim: Women with 3-year-old child tests positive

One woman with a 3-year-old child reported COVID – 19 positive but child was tested negative, similarly, in another case, one 2 years three-month-old child was tested positive so two women decided to take care of each other’s kids. Yesterday 14 sample from Mumbai and West Bengal were reported positive in which one 2 year and three month old child was also reported positive and one mother of three year old was also tested positive so child need care so both the mother decided to take care of each other’s child in Sikkim.

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Seeing this incident STNM Hospital in Gangtok came to know of a 2.3 year old child testing positive but her mother remaining COVID-free and thought of “exchanging” their babies, so that better care could be provided to both of them. The two patients were part of the 14 latest cases who were found to be positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The state health department on Friday morning informed that the youngest of the 14 positive cases from among the returnees was a 2.3 years old baby.

So the mother who tested positive has decided to take care of 2.3 year old child at Covid- 19 hospital at STNM hospital and mother at qurantine facility will take care other other child.

Paediatrician Dr Ruth Yonzon shared looking at this case now I am also going inside the Covid 19 hospital to look after the child.


Sikkim Tourism Department has proposed an amendment of the Sikkim Tourist Trade Act and its rules to monitor the inflow of tourists in Sikkim for post-COVID 19. 

With this amendment, the state government is bringing a mandatory norm to all the tourists to compulsorily registered online through app or any other online technology is come into operation before the tourism season.

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