Covid-19 update, Press conference March 23, 2020

3:26:

 

3:24:Economic affairs ministry keeping watch but has not yet observed panic buying in the market and there is no reason to stock up: foreign minister.

 

3:20:The govt will continue to help those Bhutanese living in Jaigaon to return to Phuentsholing: foreign minister.

 

3:17:Movement of goods into Bhutan will continue. Indian trucks would reach them to identified areas at the border towns inside Bhutan: Foreign Minister.

 

3:08:Foreign minister says economic stimulus plan is ready and will cover all sectors including boosting agriculture production.

The plan would be announced once the Prime Minister returns from his visit to Phuentsholing.

 

3:02:Only Bangkok airport remains open for travellers but one need USD 100,000 insurance and health certificate saying one is Covid-19 negative: foreign minister.

All Bhutanese outside Bhutan are asked to remain put for at least one week and not plan any travels since all neighbouring airports are closed.

 

 

2:51

2:46:Those under home quarantine must remain absolutely within the home: health minister.

For those who violate home quarantine rules the govt. will not hesitate to evoke the provision s of the Penal Code, the minister said.

 

 

2:38: Health minister is in touch with the sister of the COVID-19 patient and the patient is stable.

 

2:38:

2:33: Health ministry will discontinue with home quarantine with effect from today except for patients.

 

2:30:No visitors allowed at homes of those placed under home quarantine: health minister.

 

2:29: Health minister said 489 tested including 57 done yesterday which tested negative.

From today, the govt. will place police at homes for quarantine since most of those placed under home quarantine not adhering to the quarantine standards.

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