COVID-19 UPDATE

Press release from Prime Minister’s Office

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"As we strive to stay ahead of the spread of coronavirus, with His Majesty’s guidance, the government has introduced highest level of preventive measures all along. This includes recent closure of all border gates early this week.

Covid-19: Press conference March 25, 2020

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2:51: The international quarantine period is 14 days. But the…

Covid-19 update, Press conference March 23, 2020

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3:26: Shopkeepers can continue to import goods as usual from…

Covid-19 press conference March 20, 2020

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12:05: Govt pondering on stopping the movement of Bhutanese…

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Bhutanese complacent despite the spike in Covid-19 cases 

Availability of test kits to determine entry of foreign workers

We cannot take Covid-19 lightly

A behavioural change to benefit the community

Summary

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on December 31, 2019. 

The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020. 

On February 11, 2020, WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19.

First imported case reported in Bhutan on March 6, 2020.

COVID-19

Covid-19 Asia data: ANN News

Bhutan – 47

Stages and related responses for COVID-19

Specified in the National Preparedness and Response Plan

When and how to use masks: WHO

If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection.

Travel advisory and home quarantine