The general public is requested to refrain from creating and spreading fake news and sharing images of the affected people. -MoH

MoH fighting two battles: COVID19 and misinformation

Locals avoid tourists and guides

Ban on tourists expected to continue if new cases detected

Mongar and Lhuentse residents cautious of visitors




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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.


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