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Prime Minister launches the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu program

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For an ordinary Bhutanese, in the COVID-19 situation, we can only worry and care about our own family members and the immediate circles. Likely so, it is important one takes care of the family in this challenging time.

But thinking beyond a household, exuding immense compassion and concern for the entire nation, is His Majesty The King who offers respite to the suffering of every Bhutanese in all parts of the world.


Press Release

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.

Reinforced by an efficient containment system, the government is making efforts to come out of the pandemic with slightest of burden on the people of Bhutan.

Stepping up the arrangements, and acknowledging importance of minimising contacts among people as effective fight against COVID-19, the government puts forward following restraints to prevent the spread of the disease.


Update

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Of the 25 tests performed in Thimphu and Phuentsholing yesterday, one tested positive yesterday evening. It is an imported case, detected in someone under quarantine. Health officials have already initiated contact tracing, although most are already in quarantine facilities.

Heath ministry will share the details at a press briefing later today.