Sikkim, April 12: The Sikkim government in an order said all educational institutions in Sikkim, including government, government-aided and private, would remain closed from April 12-20, 2021.

In this regard, an order was issued by GP Upadhyaya, an additional chief secretary to the education department of Sikkim.

The order said: “All officers and employees of all categories including teaching and non-teaching personnel working in government, government-aided and private educational institutions in Sikkim, who are 45 years and above in age shall compulsorily vaccinate themselves against Covid-19.

In order to achieve this vaccination for such officers and employees, the department of education decided to close the educational institutions.

The order said, “all activities related to the CBSE examinations slated during this period shall be taken up after April 20, 2021, as per the convenience of the CBSE Centre Superintendents”.

However, the online mode of education shall continue during this period, the order said.

Meanwhile, Sikkim chief minister PS Tamang took his first dose of the Covid19 vaccine at STNM Hospital on Sunday.

His wife, Krishna Rai, ministers, and other officers were also administered the Covid19 vaccine.


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The Sikkim chief minister has appealed to the people of Sikkim to join the Tika Utsav (festival of vaccine).

On Sunday, Sikkim registered 54 new Covid19 cases while one person recovered from the disease. With the new cases, Sikkim’s total Covid19 positive tally reached 6,405 on Sunday. Sikkim currently has a total of 169 active Covid19 cases.