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Tshering Namgyal | Mongar

A family each from Bumthang and Trongsa who had tested positive to Covid-19 are in good health at the isolation centre in Mongar.

The families moved into the isolation centre at around 8pm on December 25.

The 38-year-old man from Domkhar, Bumthang is accompanied by his wife and daughter, who also tested positive.

The three-year-old daughter of the family from Trongsa is also kept with her mother. While the daughter tested negative, there was no one to look after her besides her parents in Trongsa.

Seven primary contacts of the 36-year old wife of the positive case in Bumthang, have also been facility-quarantined since December 23 while 70 secondary contacts have been home quarantined since December 25.

Primary contacts would be quarantined for about 21 days.

The results of the first RT-PCR tests for the primary contacts conducted on December 23 were negative. The second round of test is on December 30.

The results of the second test will determine whether the secondary contacts can get out of home quarantine.

In Lhuentse, with 712 people underwent RDT antigen testing and 279 underwent RT-PCR testing as of yesterday.

Health officials said the dzongkhag has covered almost all people with travel history to places with Covid-19 local transmission.

Although four of persons tested positive on rapid antigen test, all results were negative on the RT-PCR test. The next round of RT-PCR is scheduled from December 28 to  31.

Meanwhile, the implementation of zoning system in Mongar started since December 27.

The movement in each of the four zones was kept for two hours with three timing blocks from 9-11am, 12-2pm and 3 to 5pm.

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