Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

Covid-19 threats are not over, says Sowai Lyonpo

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Following the completion of the 14-day nationwide lockdown, smart-unlocking protocol begins in the green zones today. 
Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

First phase of smart unlocking begins from tomorrow

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Except for Thimphu and Paro, people of other dzongkhags that are considered green zone would be allowed to move within the dzongkhag from tomorrow, according to the Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering.
Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

Community transmission still active in Thimphu

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After recording no positive cases from the community for four straight days, positive cases from the flu clinics and communities have re-emerged in the past two days.      
Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

88 gender-based violence in 12 days 

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The nationwide lockdown that succeeded in saving many from Covid-19 has trapped those vulnerable persons at home with their abusers spiking cases of gender-based violence. With the country reporting positive Covid-19 cases every day, more domestic violence helplines and shelters are also seeing more calls for help.
Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

All hopes pinned on Covid-19 vaccine 

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With the country recording over 200 positive cases in the past 10 days, the concern is that the outbreak would escalate or trigger a deadlier future explosion of the virus among the population. 
Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

No new cases from communities in the last 48 hours 

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No new cases were detected from the community — from flu clinics or through mass surveillance in the last 48 hours.  The 29 new local cases detected in the last two days (December 29 and 30) were all among the close contacts of those who had tested positive earlier.
Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

Covid-19 outbreak highly contagious this time: Health Experts

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With the rate at which the pandemic is spreading in the country, health experts believe the new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, could be behind the outbreak. 
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JDWNRH is safe for now: Sowai Lyonpo 

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The national referral hospital (JDWNRH), for now, is safe, assured Sowai Lyonpo (health minister) Dechen Wangmo last night. 
The health ministry urges anyone suffering from flu-like symptoms to visit the nearest flu clinic. (In pic - Flu clinic at the RBP ground in Thimphu)kuensel

Mass screening completes in Thimphu

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The Ministry of Health has completed random testing of communities and collected a total of 8,400 samples from Thimphu Thromde as of yesterday. Mass screening began from December 24. 
Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

Woman beats Covid-19, succumbs to terminal illness 

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A 50-year-old woman, who had recovered from Covid-19 succumbed to her pre-existing terminal illness at the national referral hospital yesterday morning, Kuensel confirmed.  The woman was suffering from Neuromyelitis Optica, an autoimmune disease affecting the spinal cord and nerves of the eye. The referral patient returned from Kolkata recently. 
Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

A different level of threat: Sowai Lyonpo

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With 74 new cases reported since lockdown began in the capital city, the threat from the novel coronavirus, this time around, is at a different level, warns the Sowai Lyonpo (health minister) Dechen Wangmo.
Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

Average daily Covid-19 cases reach 13 

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Since the lockdown in Thimphu Thromde on December 20, the country, on average, has seen almost 13 new cases of Covid-19 every day. As of yesterday, 53 new cases including the index case (25-year-old woman) were detected since December 20, with 31 cases in Thimphu, 18 in Paro, two in Punakha, and one each in Lhamoidzingkha under Dagana and Bumthang.
Residents across most of the dzongkhags rushed to buy essentials after Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced the second nationwide lockdown yesterday eveningkuensel

Nationwide lockdown 2.0 begins today 

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With local transmission of Covid-19 confirmed, the country will enter into a nationwide lockdown for seven days starting today.  Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering last night announced the lockdown following the detection of sporadic positive cases from flu clinics in Thimphu (five), Paro (three) and Lhamoizingkha (one) in Dagana yesterday.