National Situational Update on COVID-19 (01-09-2020)

Data as of 31/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: A 27-year-old Bhutanese frontline worker tested positive in Phuntsholing yesterday. He is one of the primary contacts of a positive cases detected last week. He is in a quarantine facility and will be moved to the isolation later today. Two persons …

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Press release: 𝐈𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞 for the Country-PMO

Source: PMO-Bhutan August 31, 2020 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞: 𝐈𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 Bhutan witnessed the first of a kind lockdown to combat spread of coronavirus in the country on August 11. Today, 21 days on, we are confident to state that our lockdown measures have been successful. And this underscores the …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (31-08-2020)

Data as of 30/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: 2 frontline workers (both 40-year-old Bhutanese men) tested positive last night in addition to the 27 cases declared yesterday afternoon. Both of them were in the quarantine facilities in Phuntsholing and will be moved to the isolation later today. In total …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (29-08-2020)

Data as of 28/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: 8 new cases were detected in Phuntsholing last night in addition to the 3 cases from Haa declared during the live press brief. From the 8 new cases, 1 is from quarantine and 7 from the cluster surveillance, Phuntsholing. In total …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (28-08-2020)

Data as of 27/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: A 23-year-old woman has tested positive in Phuntsholing while in quarantine facility. She is one of the contacts in relation to the dry port cases. One person is being declared recovered. This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (27-08-2020)

Data as of 26/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: 8 new COVID-19 cases were detected last night in addition to the 2 declared last night on BBS television. 1 is from Gelephu and 7 are from Phuntsholing. Therefore over the last 24 hours, 10 new cases were detected in total. …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (26-08-2020)

Data as of 25/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: 5 new COVID-19 cases were detected (4 males and 1 female) last night in addition to the 12 declared last night at 10PM. These new cases too were detected through active surveillance in Phuntsholing. Therefore over the last 24 hours, 17 …

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Executive Order (25-08-2020)

PRIME MINISTER of Bhutan To ensure an efficient and systematic management of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, it has become imperative that a standard reporting mechanism be adopted across the country. This is to avoid information asymmetries across Dzongkhags and to ensure accurate and timely availability of information for decision …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (25-08-2020)

Data as of 24/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: A 29-year-old woman was detected positive while in a quarantine facilitiy in Samtse. She recently returned from India. She will be moved to the isolation later today. 2 people are being declared recovered. This takes the total number of positive cases …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (24-08-2020)

Data as of 23/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: No new cases detected yesterday. 3 others are being declared recovered. The total number of positive cases in Bhutan remains at 155 and active cases decreases to 40 from 43. Definitions: a. Confirmed: number of people who have tested positive through …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (22-08-2020)

Data as of 21/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: A 54-year-old man tested postive last night. He was working at the Mini Dry Port in Phuntsholing and has been in the quaranitne facility since 12th August 2020. 2 others are being declared recovered. This takes the total number of positive …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (21-08-2020)

Data as of 20/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan 3 new cases detected yesterday. First being the one that was declared last night on national television about the 36 year old from Phuntsholing through active surveillance. Second is another 33-year-old man from Phuntsholing who is one of the contacts of the …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (20-08-2020)

Data as of 19/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan A 29-year-old man (primary contact of the first case from Phuntsholing dry port) has tested positive while in home quarantine in Phuntsholing. Another 31-year-old man (primary contact of the first case from Phuntsholing dry port) has also tested positive while in a …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (19-08-2020)

Data as of 18/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan No major changes in the national figures except for the positive case detected at Paro yesterday. The total number of positive cases is now 147 and 43 people are in the isolation. Definitions: a. Confirmed: number of people who have tested positive …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (18-08-2020)

Data as of 17/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: In addition to the 4 persons declared positive last night, 1 more woman (aged 33) has been detected COVID-19 positive. The case was detected through a Flu Clinic in Phuntsholing. The total number of cases in Bhutan is now 146 and …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (17-08-2020)

Data as of 16/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: 3 men (aged 22, 36 and 44) who are the primary contacts of the first positive case (25-year-old man) from Phuntsholing are found to be COVID-19 positive. They are in the quarantine facility in Phuntsholing. This takes the total number of …

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National Situational Update on COVID-19 (16-08-2020)

Data as of 15/08/2020Source: Ministry of Health-Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoHBhutan Highlights: A 28 year old male, Primary contact of the first positive case at Phuentsholing reported positive today. 2 men (32 and 33), a woman (aged 38) and a 5-year-old child is also found to be COVID-19 positive in Phuntsholing through the …

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