Gangtok: The Sikkim government on Monday banned milk in pouches, packets and cans from outside the state to prevent the spread of Covid19.
The ban will come into effect from Tuesday, according to a notification issued by the state Animal Husbandry Department.
The notification said milk cans, pouches and packets from outside do not meet the required quality standards and there is a high risk of Coronavirus infection.
“Therefore a temporary ban has been imposed for the safety of consumers,” it said.
The Sikkim Milk Union gets milk from Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Siliguri in West Bengal as also from within the State.