Gangtok: The Sikkim government has decided to close down all educational institutions till May 31 in view of the sudden surge in the COVID-19 cases, according to a notification issued by the Education Department.
Sikkim recorded 148 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday to take its tally to 7,306, an official said. The state tested 672 samples in the last 24 hours.
East Sikkim saw 126 new cases, followed by 14 in South Sikkim and eight in West Sikkim, reported news agency PTI.
One more person died of COVID-19, which took the toll to 138, the official said. Currently, there are 934 active cases in the state.