COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19: Travel advisory

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Bhutanese are encouraged to refrain from travel to all countries that have reported cases of COVID-19 infection. In case of unavoidable travels, study travel restrictions of the port of disembarkation (including transit) and take other basic preventive measures. 

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Press conference with Health Minister

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3:16 Those traveling from Phuentsholing to Samdrupjongkhar…

Health ministry's press release

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The Health ministry in its press release stated that the COVID-19 patient has been evacuated to the United States of America for further medical treatment.

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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