Choki Wangmo | Tsirang

The Covid-19 test results of 11 primary contacts of the 38-year-old man who tested positive while in facility quarantine in Dagana will determine the 48-hour-lockdown status of Dagapela Throm zone today.

After four family members of the man, who tested positive for Covid-19 on January 22, tested positive for RT-PCR, the dzongkhag Covid-19 task force enforced a 48-hour-blackout in Dagapela Throm zone starting on January 23.

The family were moved to facility quarantine on January 22 after two days of home quarantine.

The dzongkhag health officer Dorji Wangchuk said that the patients have not shown any severe symptoms and are doing well. The Covid-19 test results of the seven remaining primary contacts will be out this evening, which will also determine the lockdown status in the throm.

The first case in the dzongkhag was reported on January 22 after the 38-year-old man attended a baby shower in Wangdue and tested positive for Covid-19. He was a primary contact of the positive case in Lobesa.

The dzongkhag Covid-19 taskforce earlier enforced 72-hour lockdown in Dagapela Throm zone, Dagapela Throm buffer zone, Tsendagang, Gozhi, and Tashiding gewogs, part of Gesarling and Kana gewogs, and Daga Throm zone.