Fighting the shadow pandemic and beyond  

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Bhutan hard where it hurts the most. The two lockdowns have crippled the private sector, disrupting planned development activities and the education system. 

Press release from Prime Minister’s Office

“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

2:51: The international quarantine period is 14 days. But the national technical advisory committee will come out with a decision on whether the period is enough: health minister.     2:44:Health personnel stretched thin that is why BAFRA staff have been asked to help in disinfecting all the goods entering the country, hotel rooms, and vehicles […]

Covid-19 update, Press conference March 23, 2020

3:26: Shopkeepers can continue to import goods as usual from their suppliers across the border as there is no restriction on movement of goods: foreign minister. — Kuensel (@KuenselOnline) March 23, 2020   3:24:Economic affairs ministry keeping watch but has not yet observed panic buying in the market and there is no reason to stock […]

Covid-19 press conference March 20, 2020

12:05: Govt pondering on stopping the movement of Bhutanese vehicles via India except for essential services only: PM. — Kuensel (@KuenselOnline) March 20, 2020 12:04: Those in quarantine were considered as a positive patient until proved negative, so they were placed under strict quarantine: PM said.   12:04: Covid-19 update: Those who are in quarantine must be […]