GANGTOK: Sikkim has further extended lockdown restrictions until June 28. The state has been under lockdown since May 16, which was earlier extended till June 21 with a few relaxations and regulations.

The relaxation and regulations announced on June 11 would remain in play, including permission for vehicles to run on odd-even basis for intra-district travel. Vehicles with registration number ending with an odd number will ply on odd dates and vice versa. The rules apply for taxis as well as private and government vehicles along with two wheelers, which will follow the proceedings without pillon riders.

Government vehicles will be allowed to travel without the odd and even rule from 9 am to 5:30 pm for local transport. The rule is relaxed for commercial goods vehicles, including trucks ferrying essential commodities.

The rules don’t apply for inter-district travel, which is still restricted.

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All licensed standalone shops, including vehicle showrooms, auto garages, tire shops, shall be permitted to open till 5 pm. Weekly closure of shops shall be according to existing notifications issued by concerned authorities.

Private commercial establishments shall be allowed to operate with 50% staff during Sikkim lockdown. Operation of e-commerce and home delivery of products shall be allowed till 5 pm.

All restaurants, fast food centers, sweet shops and bakeries can operate till 8 pm with 50% seating capacity. Home delivery of food items will also be permitted till 8 pm.
All gymnasiums, barber shops, spas, saloons and parlours shall be allowed to operate till 5 pm with 50% capacity.

Pharma companies will be allowed to operate with 100% staff while other factories and production units will have 59% staff strength.

All state government offices and PSUs, boards and corporations shall be allowed to function with 50% staff strength.

Night curfew continues to be in place from 9 pm to 6 am.

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