COVID-19 under control in Phuentsholing

Rajesh Rai | Phuentsholing

Everything is under control in the battle against COVID-19 in the bordering town of Phuentsholing.

Officials from all the relevant agencies are working towards control measures day and night.

As a result, movement of people at the point of entries has also decreased.

According to the figures shared by the health officials at the main gate, about 350,000 people entered the town between February 6 and February 12.

The number decreased to about 145,000 between March 5 and March 8. This is after the government closed entry for tourists and foreign workers from Phuentsholing on March 6.

With one mobile entry point facility, there are a total of five points where people are screened. Counting is done manually.

Starting from February 6, the response team also recorded a total of 1.19 million (M) people entering the border town until March 10. About 158 people had fever but no symptoms of the virus.

Meanwhile, Bhutanese and Indians are still entering Phuentsholing. Bhutanese from as far as Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea have also come from Phuentsholing. However, no suspect cases have been reported.

A total of 2,081 people, including Bhutanese have filled their information in the health declaration forms (HDF).

A flu clinic has also been established. Several quarantine facilities have also been identified.

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