The deadly virus has spread its wings to the Himalayan state where nearly 100 Buddhist monks have tested positive for coronavirus. The state government is closely monitoring each and every Buddhist monastery.
Thirty-seven Buddhist monks tested positive from Dharma Chakra Centre in Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, a world heritage site, 30 kilometres away from Gangtok.
The Gunjang Monastery in Sikkim has been declared a containment zone after more than 61 Monks tested positive for COVID-19. The monks have been shifted to Saramsa Garden isolation center.
In the rise of coronavirus cases the Sikkim government extended the ongoing lockdown for another week.
On Sunday, Sikkim reported 324 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the total tally to 13,132, death toll increase to 224, 3,317 active cases and 9,381 people have so far recovered.