January 29, 2021

The lone case in the past 24 hours is a 32 years old female foreigner who was detected while under facility quarantine in Paro.
Meanwhile, 4 people are being declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 90.91%.

January 28, 2021

A 19 years old male from Dechencholing who is a close contact of an earlier case is the only confirmed case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 12 people are being declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 90.55%.
Note: The 19-year-old close contact resides in an area that has already been cordoned off. The area is under strict monitoring by concerned agencies. It is not a case from the community.

January 27, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 9 people are being declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 89.25%.

January 26, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 21 people are being declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 88.20%.

January 25, 2021

The lone positive case in the last 24 hours is a 7 years old female who was detected while under facility quarantine in Paro.
Meanwhile, 9 people are being declared recovered.

January 24, 2021

The lone positive case in the last 24 hours is a 42 years old man who was detected while under facility quarantine in Phuntsholing.
Meanwhile, 23 people are being declared recovered.

January 23, 2021

Three new cases detected in the past 24 hours from Changzamtog superzone. All three are close contacts of earlier cases.
Meanwhile, 23 people are being declared recovered taking the total recovery rate as of today to 82.2%.

January 22, 2021

No new cases in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 19 people are being declared recovered taking the total recovery rate as of today to 79.7%.

January 21, 2021

1 new case has been detected in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 29 people are being declared recovered.

January 20, 2021

2 new cases have been detected in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 26 people are being declared recovered.

January 19, 2021

5 new cases have been detected in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 22 people are being declared recovered.

January 18, 2021

There is one new case detected in Thimphu in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 9 people are being declared recovered.

January 17, 2021

No new cases in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 21 people are being declared recovered.

January 16, 2021

Five new cases were detected in Thimphu in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, twenty people are being declared recovered.

January 15, 2021

Three new cases were detected in Thimphu in the past 24 hours.
All are male and close contacts; the age range is 9 to 37 years.

January 14, 2021

One new case was detected in the past 24 hours. - A 10-year-old boy who is a close contact of a case detected earlier has been detected in Lungtenphu, Thimphu. Meanwhile, twenty nine people are being declared recovered.

January 13, 2021

Two new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Both are male and were detected in Thimphu; - One is a close contact detected from Yangchenphug - The other one was detected through mobile flu clinic in Lungtenphu. Meanwhile, twenty three people are being declared recovered.

January 12, 2021

Six new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Four are male and two are female and the age range is 24 to 29 years. Meanwhile, 12 people are being declared recovered.

January 11, 2021

Twelve new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Five are male and seven are female and the age range is 16 to 51 years. Meanwhile, two people are being declared recovered.

January 10, 2021

Three new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. All are male and the age range is 19 to 59 years. Meanwhile, one person is being declared recovered.

January 9, 2021

39 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Thirty-six are male and three are female and the age range is 3 to 31 years. Meanwhile, one person is being declared recovered.

January 8, 2021

4 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Three are male and one is female and the age range is 8 to 42 years. Meanwhile, six people are being declared recovered. The death of a 34-year-old man with pre-existing conditions (chronic liver disease and kidney failure) is being declared the first death due to COVID-19 in Bhutan.

January 7, 2021

12 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Six are male and six are female and the age range is 1 to 72 years.

January 6, 2021

21 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Twelve are male and nine are female and the age range is 2 to 71 years. Meanwhile, three people are being declared recovered.

January 5, 2021

No new cases were detected in the past 24 hours whereas, three people are being declared recovered.

January 4, 2021

18 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Ten are male and eight are female and the age range is 13 to 80 years. Meanwhile, three people are being declared recovered.

January 3, 2021

Six new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Five are male and one is female and the age range is 23 to 66 years.

January 2, 2021

21 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. 10 are male and 11 are female and age range is 3 months to 84 years. Meanwhile, 1 person being declared recovered.

January 1, 2021

19 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Eleven are male and eight are female and the age range is 4 to 55. Meanwhile, 1 person being declared recovered.

December 31, 2020

15 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours.

Ten are male and five are female and age range is 4 to 44. 

Meanwhile, 1 person being declared recovered.


December 30, 2020

19 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours.

Eleven are male and eight are female and the age range is 1 to 70. 

Meanwhile, 2 people are being declared recovered.


December 29, 2020

11 new cases were detected after the 6PM press brief last night (28th December 2020).

Four are male and seven are female and all are contacts of earlier cases; age range 15 to 83.


December 28, 2020

26 new cases detected in the past 24 hours.

Fourteen are male and twelve are female, age range 5 to 78 years. 


December 27, 2020

21 new cases detected in the past 24 hours.

Fourteen are male and seven are female, age range 4 to 68 years.

Meanwhile, 1 person is being declared recovered.


December 26, 2020

17 new cases detected since 6PM last night (25th December 2020).

Twelve are male and five are female, age range 10 to 62 years.

Meanwhile, 2 people are being declared recovered.


December 25,  2020

20 new cases detected since 6PM last night (24th December 2020).

Twelve are male and eight are female, age range 1 year to 66 years. 

Meanwhile, 4 people are being declared recovered.

 


December 24, 2020

Data as of 23rd December 2020

19 new cases detected since 6PM last night (23rd December 2020).

Eight are males and eleven are female, age range 15-54 years.

Meanwhile, 3 people are being declared recovered.

Note: 18 cases were declared during the LIVE Press Brief in BBS at 6PM yesterday.



December 23, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 22nd December 2020)

3 new cases detected over the last 24 hours. The breakdown is as follows:

– One is a 38-year-old man from Bumthang detected at the Flu Clinic.
– Two others are 39-year-old and 34-year-old men from Thimphu who are contacts of cases detected earlier.

Meanwhile, 5 people are being declared recovered.

Seven more Bhutanese residing abroad have been found to be positive.


December 22, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 21st December 2020)

12 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Six are male and 6 are female age ranged between 8 to 67 years. The breakdown is as follows:

– Three are from the Flu Clinic in Paro
– Seven are from Thimphu (5 from the Flu Clinic and 2 are primary contacts)
– One is from a Flu Clinic in Lhamoidzingkha and
– One is from a quarantine facility in Phuntsholing

Meanwhile, 1 person is being declared recovered.

Stay Informed, Stay Home and Stay Safe!

We solicit solidarity and compassion at all times.


December 21, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 20th December 2020)

21 new cases detected over the last 24 hours (7 are those declared last night on BBS)

Of the 21, 10 are female and 11 are male age ranged between 12 to 71. Break down are as follows:

– 1 was detected from the quarantine facility at Thimphu.
– 9 are close contacts of the 25-year-old female detected yesterday
– 11 are from the community testing in Thimphu

Meanwhile, 6 people are being declared recovered.

We request everyone exhibit solidarity and compassion at all times.

Stay Informed, Stay Safe!


December 20, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 19th December 2020)

3 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two are expatriate men aged 26 and 30 years detected at the qurantine facilities in Phuntsholing.

The other is a 25-year-old woman detected from a flu clinic in Thimphu. Details on her primary contacts are being collected.

They are moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 1 person is being declared recovered.


December 19, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 18th December 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hour

He is a 36-year-old Bhutanese man who recently returned from Nepal and was detected positive at a quarantine facility in Samtse.

Meanwhile, 3 people are being declared recovered.


December 18, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 17th December 2020)

2 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

One is a 26-year-old expatriate man detected at a quarantine facility in Phuntsholing.

The other is a 95-year-old Non-Bhutanese woman (a relative of a non-Bhutanese person working in Bhutan), detected at a quarantine facility in Phuntsholing.

Meanwhile, 10 people are being declared recovered.


December 17, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 16th December 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

He is a 24-year-old expatriate who is quarantined in Phuntsholing and will be moved to the isolation later today.

Meanwhile, 1 person is being declared recovered.


December 16, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 15th December 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

He is a 27-year-old expatriate who is quarantined in Paro and is currently being moved to the isolation.

Meanwhile, 4 people are being declared recovered.

Stay Informed, Stay Safe!


December 15, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 14th December 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.
One person is being declared recovered.


December 14, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 13th December 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

He is a 47-year-old expatriate who is quarantined in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Meanwhile, 3 people are being declared recovered.


December 13, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 12th December 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

He is a 32-year-old expatriate who is quarantined in Phuntsholing and is currently being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 4 people are being declared recovered.


December 12, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 11th December 2020)

2 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Both are patient attendants who are close contacts of cases detected earlier. One is a 49-year-old man and the other is a 50-year-old man.

They are quarantined in Thimphu and will be moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 1 person is being declared recovered.

Data is awaited for * marked.


December 11, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 10th December 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

He is a 40-year-old expatriate quarantined in Thimphu and will be moved to isolation today.

Stay Informed, Stay Safe!


December 10, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 9th December 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two persons are being declared recovered.


December 9, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 8th December 2020)

One new case detected over the last 24 hours.

He is a 22-year-old expatriate who is currently quarantined in Phuntsholing and will be moved to the isolation later today.

Meanwhile, 3 people are being declared recovered.

3 more Bhutanese have tested positive in New York, USA.


December 8, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 7th December 2020)

2 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Both are patient attendants who returned from India recently. One is a 19-year-old girl and the other is a 35-year-old man. They are quarantined in Thimphu and will be moved to isolation later today.

Meanwhile, 2 persons are being declared recovered.


December 7, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 6th December 2020)

4 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two are close contacts of cases detected earlier; a 3-year-old boy and a 46-year-old man. They returned from India recently and are quarantined in Paro.

One is a 52-year-old woman (a referred patient) and the other is a 57-year-old man (her attendant). They returned from India recently and are quarantined in Thimphu.

They are currently being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 1 person is being declared recovered.


December 6, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 5th December 2020)

2 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

One is a 32-year-old expatriate man quarantined in Thimphu.

The other is a 2-year-old girl; a primary contact (child) of a case detected earlier. She is quarantined in Paro.

They will be moved to the isolation later day.


December 5, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 4th December 2020)

6 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Three are expatriate men aged 19 to 30. Two are quarantined in Phuntsholing and 1 at Paro.

Rest three are Bhutanese; an 8 month old child (the child of an earlier positive case), a 36-year-old Bhutanese man who returned from India and quarantined in Phuntsholing and a 54-year-old man, an airline crew member quarantined at Paro.

The child is moved to the isolation and the rest are currently being moved to the respective isolation facilities.

Meanwhile, 1 person is being declared recovered.


December 4, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 3rd December 2020)

3 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

All three are expatriate men aged 21 to 55. They were detected while in quarantine in Phuntsholing and will be moved to isolation later today.


December 3, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 2nd December 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

The 43-year-old Bhutanese man returned from India recently and is quarantined in Paro. He will be moved to isolation today.

Meanwhile, 10 Bhutanese have been reported to have tested positive in New York in recent weeks. 3 of them have recovered already.


December 2, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 1st December 2020)

4 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

One is a 19-year-old boy who was studying in India and returned recently. He is a close contact of a case detected earlier. He is quarantined in Thimphu.

Rest three are 43 and 45-year-old men and a 26-year-old woman who returned from India. They are quarantined in Paro.

Meanwhile, 5 others are being declared recovered.


December 1, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 30th November 2020)

14 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two are expatriate men aged 21 and 49 years and quarantined at Phuntsholing.

The rest 12 are Bhutanese where 7 are men and 5 are women aged between 20 to 83 years (In this lot 5 are patients and 1 is a medical escort). All of them returned from India and are quarantined at Thimphu and Paro.

All are currently being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 4 others are being declared recovered.

November 30, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 29th November 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. Four people are being declared recovered.

Stay Informed, Stay Safe!


November 29, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 28th November 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

The 41-year-old expatriate man was detected positive while in a quarantine facility in Phuntsholing. He is being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 1 other person is being declared recovered.


November 28, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 27th November 2020)

6 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

One is a 44-year-old expatriate man detected positive at a quarantine facility in Phuntsholing.

Rest 5 are Bhutanese who retruned from India after medical treatment. One is a 26-year-old man who is a patient, whereas 4 others are patient escorts, 2 women aged 28 and 38 and 2 men aged 35 and 42. They are all quarantined in Thimphu.

They are currently being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 4 others are being declared recovered.

November 27, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 26th November 2020)

3 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

A 47-year-old woman and a 17-year-old-girl who are the family members of an expatriate have been detected positive while in a quarantine in Thimphu.

There other is a 31-year-old expatriate man who is quarantined in Phuntsholing.

They are being moved to the isolation.

Meanwhile, 1 person is being declared recovered.

November 26, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 25th November 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours whereas 4 people are being declared recovered.


November 25, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 24th November 2020)

No major changes in the national figures.


December 24, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 24th November 2020)

4 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Three are expatriate men aged 19, 29 and 22 years who arrived in Bhutan on 6th and 20th November and are quarantined in Phuntsholing

The other is a 19-year-old Bhutanese boy who returned to Bhutan on 9th November from India. He is quarantined in Thimphu.

All of them will be moved to isolation later today.

Meanwhile, 3 others are being declared recovered.


November 23, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 22nd November 2020)

3 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two are expatriate men aged 25 and 40 years quarantined at Phuntsholing.

The other is a 40-year-old Bhutanese woman a primary contact of a case detected and quarantined in Phuntsholing.

They are all being moved to isolation.


November 22, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 21st November 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

The 29-year-old expatriate man entered Bhutan on 30th October 2020 and is quarantined in Phuntsholing. He will be moved to isolation later today.

Meanwhile, 2 others are being declared recovered.


November 21, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 20th November 2020)

No new case detected over the last 24 hours. One person is being declared recovered.


November 20, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 19th November 2020)

No major changes in the national figures.


November 19, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 18th November 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. One person is being declared recovered.


November 18, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 17th November 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

The 40-year-old woman returned from the Middle East on 26 October 2020 and is quarantined in Phuntsholing. She will be moved to isolation later today.


November 17, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 16th November 2020)

2 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Both are expatriate men aged 49 and 53 years who entered Bhutan on 13th November 2020 and are quarantined in Phuntsholing. they are currently being moved to isolation.


November 16, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 15th November 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. Two people are being declared recovered.


November 15, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 14th November 2020)

6 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

All are Bhutanese men; 4 are students aged 20 to 22 years old who returned from India on 9th November and quarantined in Thimphu and two others are 29 and 33 year olds who returned from Nepal on 11th November 2020 and quarantined in Phuntsholing.

All of them are currently being moved to the isolation.

Meanwhile, 4 others are being declared recovered.


November 14, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 13th November 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. 3 people are being declared recovered.


November 13, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 12th November 2020)

5 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

First is an expatriate; a 40-year-old man who entered Bhutan on 29th October and is quarantined in Phuntsholing.

Three are Royal Bhutan Army officials aged 32 to 43 years who returned to Bhutan on 9th November 2020 from India. They are quarantined in Phuntsholing.

The fifth is a 19-year-old boy who was studying in India and returned to Bhutan on 9th November 2020. He is quarantined in Paro.

All of them are currently being moved to isolation.


November 12, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 11th November 2020)

No new case detected over the last 24 hours. Two people are being declared recovered.


November 11, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 10th November 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. One person is being declared recovered.


November 10, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 10th November 2020)

5 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

4 are expatriate men aged 21 to 45 who entered Bhutan on 6 November 2020 and are quarantined in Phuntsholing.

The other is a 14-year-old boy, a family member of an expatriate. He arrived to Bhutan on 6th November 2020 from Bangladesh. He is currently quarantined in Thimphu.

All of them are currently being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 4 others are being declared recovered.


November 9, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 8thNovember 2020)

No major updates in the national figures.

** = data pending


November 8, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 7th November 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

A 40-year-old man, an expatriate from India who entered Bhutan on 6th Nov 2020 and quarantined at Paro tested positive yesterday.


November 7, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 6th November 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 5 people are being declared recovered.


November 6, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 5th November 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 4 persons are being declared recovered.


November 5, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 4th November 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 2 people are being declared recovered.


November 4, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 3rd November 2020)

Two new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

One is a 23-year old man an IMTRAT personnel who arrived Bhutan on 20th October 2020. The other is a 23-year-old Bhutanese woman who returned to Bhutan from India on 31st October 2020. Both are quarantined in Phuntsholing and will be moved to the isolation later today.

Meanwhile, 1 other person is being declared recovered.


November 3, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 2nd November 2020)

2 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

One is a 39-year-old expatriate who arrived in Bhutan on the 30th October 2020 and the other is a 31-year-old DANTAK personnel who arrived in Bhutan on 5th October 2020. Both are quarantined in Phuntsholing and will be moved to isolation later today.

Meanwhile, 1 other person is being declared recovered.


November 2, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 1st November 2020)

5 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Four are from the IMTRAT Cantonment in Phuntsholing; all men aged 26 to 53 years. The other is a 30-year-old expatriate man who entered Bhutan on 29th October 2020 and quarantined in Phuntsholing. They are being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, one person is being declared recovered.


November 1, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 31st October 2020)

One new case detected over the last 24 hours.

A 31-year-old man; an IMTRAT personnel who entered Bhutan on 11th October 2020, quarantined at Phuntsholing and close contact of a previous case has tested positive in Phuntsholing. He is being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 5 others are being declared recovered.

October 31, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 30th October 2020)

2 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

One is a 39-year-old expatriate man who entered Bhutan on 16th October and was quarantined at Phuntsholing. The other is 35-year-old IMTRAT personnel from IMTRAT Cantonment in Phuntsholing detected during the testing of the Red Zone. They are being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 3 others are being declared recovered.

** = data pending


October 30, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 29th October 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

One person is being declared recovered.


October 29, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 28th October 2020)

One new case detected over the last 24 hours.

A 49-year-old man from Project DANTAK tested positive in Phuntsholing following surveillance of DANTAK premises as part of a stepdown from the Red Zone.

Meanwhile, one other person is being declared recovered.


October 28, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 27th October 2020)

3 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

All are expatriate men aged 28 to 38 years. They entered Bhutan on the 24th of October 2020 and are quarantined in Phuntsholing. They are being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 2 others are being declared recovered.


October 27, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 26th October 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

5 people are being declared recovered.


October 26, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 25th October 2020)

2 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Both are incoming travelers quarantined in Phuntsholing, one is 31-year-old IMTRAT personnel who entered Bhutan on 11th October 2020 and the other is a 40-year-old Bhutanese man who returned from India on 22nd October 2020. They are being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, one other person is being declared recovered.


October 25, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 24th October 2020)

4 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two are expatriate workers, both are men aged 25 and 28 years who entered Bhutan on 21st October 2020. The other two are Bhutanese, a 23-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man who returned from India on 19 October 2020. They are all quarantined in Phuntsholing and will be moved to isolation later today.


October 24, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 23rd October 2020)

No major change in the national figures.


October 23, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 22nd October 2020)

4 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

3 are expatriate workers, all men, aged 40 to 54. They entered Bhutan on 14 Oct 2020 and are contacts of the previous positive cases. They are quarantined in Phuntsholing and will be moved to isolation later today.

The other is a 70-year-old Bhutanese woman who had gone on a pilgrimage before lockdown and returned on 19th October 2020. She is quarantined in Phuntsholing and will be moved to isolation later today.


October 22, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 21st October 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

The 45-year-old Bhutanese woman entered Bhutan from India on 29 Sept 2020. She was quarantined in Phuntsholing and is now being moved to the isolation.

4 others are being declared recovered.


October 21, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 20th October 2020)

1 new case detected over the last 24 hours.

The 37-year-old man who returned from the Middle East, on 17th October was quarantined in Thimphu. He will be moved to isolation later today.

One other is being declared recovered.


October 20, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 19th October 2020)

3 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two are expatriate men aged 31 and 34 years who entered the country on 16th October 2020 and were in quarantine in Phuntsholing.

The other is a 21-year-old Bhutanese woman who returned from the Middle East on 20th September 2020. She was in a quarantine facility in Thimphu.

They are all being moved to the isolation.


October 19, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 18th October 2020)

Two new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Both are expatriate men aged 21 and 25 years who entered the country on 15th October 2020. They are quarantined in Phuntsholing and will be moved to isolation later today.

Meanwhile, 2 others are being declared recovered.


October 18, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 17th October 2020)

Nine new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

All are incoming expatriate workers from India aged 33 to 57 who entered Bhutan on 14th October 2020. They are quarantined in Phuntsholing and will be moved to isolation later today.


October 17, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 16th October 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

2 people are being declared recovered.


October 16, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 15th October 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

2 persons are being declared recovered.


October 15, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 14th October 2020)

Three new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two are expatriate workers; both are men aged 34 and 36 years who entered Bhutan on 12th October 2020. The other is a 78-year-old Bhutanese man who entered Bhutan on 9th October 2020 from India. All of them are quarantined in Phuntsholing and will be moved to the isolation later today.

1 other person is being declared recovered.

Meanwhile, a 27-year-old Bhutanese woman was reported positive in Guwahati, India on 24th September 2020. She has already been tested negative and declared recovered. This brings the total number of Bhutanese living abroad who tested COVID-19 positive to 31. So far 30 have already recovered.


October 14, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 13th October 2020)

Four new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two are expatriate men aged 33 and 56 years quarantined in Paro. They arrived on 28th September 2020 from Kolkatta.
The other 2 are Bhutanese women 25 and 26 years who returned from the Middle East on 20th September, 2020 and quarantined in Thimphu.

Meanwhile, 2 others are being declared recovered.


October 13, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 12th October 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 3 others being declared recovered.


October 12, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 11th October 2020)

Three new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

All three are men aged 18, 45 and 60 years. They returned to Bhutan on 9th October 2020 from India and are quarantined at Phuntsholing. They are being moved to isolation.

Meanwhile, 1 person is being declared recovered.


October 11, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 10th October 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 5 others are being declared recovered.


October 10, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 9th October 2020)

Two new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

One is a 29-year-old IMTRAT personnel and the other is a 41-year-old man; an expatriate worker. Both are incoming travelers and were detected positive while in the quarantine facilities in Phuntsholing. They will be moved to the isolation later today.

27 others are being declared recovered.


October 9, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 8th October 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

3 persons are being declared recovered.


October 8, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 7th October 2020)

Four new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

All 4 are men and incoming travelers. 3 are expatriate workers aged 25 to 31, where 2 are quarantined in Phuntsholing and 1 in Paro. The fourth is a 31-year-old Bhutanese man quarantined at Phuntsholing. All of them will be moved to the isolation later today.

2 others are being declared recovered.


October 7, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 5th October 2020)

One new case detected over the last 24 hours.

A 35-year-old man an incoming expatriate has tested positive while in quarantine in Paro. He will be moved to isolation later today.

2 others are being declared recovered.


October 6, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 5th October 2020)

One new case detected over the last 24 hours.

A 31-year-old man who returned from Nepal has tested positive while in facility quarantine in Phuntsholing. He will be moved to the isolation later today.

11 others are being declared recovered.


October 5, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 4th October 2020)

Fifteen new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

10 are IMTRAT personnel, all males aged 26 to 47 years and primary contacts of earlier cases. They have been in containment in the Red Zone of Phuntsholing.

4 are expatriate workers from India, all are men aged 28 to 55 years. They have been in facility quarantine in Paro.

Another is a 20-year-old Bhutanese woman who returned from the Middle East and has been quarantined in Thimphu.

All of them will be moved to the respective isolation facilities later today.

7 others are being declared recovered.


October 4, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 3rd October 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

One person being declared recovered.


October 3, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 2nd October 2020)

One new case detected over the last 24 hours.

A 54-year-old man; a customs official working at the Mini Dry Port in Phuntsholing has tested positive while in quarantine. He is a primary contact of a case detected earlier. He will be moved to the isolation today.

4 others are being declared recovered.


October 2, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 1st October 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

3 persons are being declared recovered.


October 2, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 1st October 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

3 persons are being declared recovered.


October 1, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 30th September 2020)

One new case detected over the last 24 hours.

A 35-year-old Royal Bhutan Army personnel tested positive in Phuntsholing yesterday. He has been in self-containment and is being moved to isolation.

September 30, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 29th September 2020)

One new case detected over the last 24 hours.

A one and a half-year-old child has tested positive yesterday in Phuntsholing. He is the child of the 32-year-old woman who tested positive in Phuntsholing the day before yesterday. The child is doing well.


September 29, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 28th September 2020)

Seven new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

6 are men aged 24 to 42 from a follow-up mass screening of IMTRAT Cantonment, Phuntsholing. The Cantonment was under self-quarantine.

Another is a 32-year-old woman detected at a Flu Clinic in Phuntsholing.


September 28, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 27th September 2020)

Two new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

A 45-year-old woman, a patient returning from treatment in Kolkata and another 47-year-old man who went to Kolkata as a patient attendant tested positive. They returned to Bhutan on 23 Sept 2020 and were quarantined in Thimphu.

Note: The above two cases are NOT related to each other.

Meanwhile, 6 others are being declared recovered.


September 27, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 26th September 2020)

Eight new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

6 women aged 22 to 40, who returned from the Middle East and quarantined at Thimphu tested positive. 2 IMTRAT officials, both men, tested positive in Phuntsholing during the routine screening of travelers from high risk to low-risk areas.

Meanwhile, 6 others are being declared recovered.


September 26, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 25th September 2020)

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 1 other is being declared recovered.

APPEAL: There are a number of festivals this week therefore we request everyone to please be cautious at all times and avoid mass gatherings and group activities.


September 25, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 24th September 2020)

Two new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

A 26-year-old woman, a patient returning from treatment in Kolkata and another 30-year-old man who went to Kolkata as a patient attendant tested positive upon returning to Bhutan on 23 Sept 2020. They were quarantined in Thimphu.

Note: The above two cases NOT related to each other.

Meanwhile, 2 others are being declared recovered.


September 24, 2020

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours, meanwhile,1 person is being declared recovered.


September, 23, 2020

No new cases detected during the last 24 hours, meanwhile, one person is being declared recovered.


September 22, 2020

No new detected during the last 24 hours, meanwhile, 2 people are being declared recovered.


September 21, 2020

Two new case detected during the last 24 hours.

Two women aged 22 and 24 who returned from the middle east and quarantined at Thimphu tested positive yesterday. They are being moved to the isolation.

2 others are being declared recovered.


September 20, 2020

A 39-year-old customs official tested positive yesterday in Phuntsholing. He is a primary contact of a case detected earlier and was in a quarantine facility since 11th September 2020. He will be moved to the isolation later today.

4 others are being declared recovered.

APPEAL: There are a number of holidays in the coming week therefore we request everyone to please be cautious at times and avoid mass gatherings and group activities.


September 19, 2020

Six new case detected during the last 24 hours. The details are as follows:

4 men aged 34 to 53 who came from India and were quarantined at Phuntsholing.

A 26-year-old female who retruned from the middle east and is quarantined at Paro.

A 54-year-old Royal Bhutan Army personnel (male), who is a primary contact of a case detected earlier and in self containment in Phuntsholing.

They will be moved to the isolation later today.

4 others are being declared recovered.


September 18, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 17th September 2020)

Six new case detected during the last 24 hours.

2 are men aged 38 and 43 who came from India and were quarantined at Phuntsholing.

3 are RBP personnel aged 43 to 54 who were in quarantine in Gelephu and are primary contacts of a case earlier detected in Gelephu.

1 is a 49-year-old RBP personnel working at a point of entry in Samdrup Jongkhar who was detecteed through mass screening.

They are being moved to isolation.

7 others are being declared recovered.


September 17, 2020

No new cases over the last 24 hours. No major change in the national figures.


September 16, 2020

No new cases detected during the last 24 hours.

Two people are being declared recovered.


September 15, 2020

One new case detected over the last 24 hours.

A 47-year-old Royal Bhutan Army personnel tested positive yesterday in Phuntsholing. He is a primary contact of a case detected earlier and was in self-contained premises at the time of detection. He will be moved to the isolation later today.

12 others are being declared recovered.


September 14, 2020

A 32-year-old woman who returned from the Middle East and quarantined at Paro was found to be positive on the 12th September 2020. She has been moved to isolation.

Two others are being declared recovered.


September 13, 2020

Three new case detected during the last 24 hours.

One is a 40-year-old Royal Bhutan Army personnel and other is a 44-year-old official working at the Mini Dry Port. Both are contacts of cases detected earlier in Phuntsholing. The army personnel was in self-contained premises and the MDP official was at the facility quarantine at the time of detection.

Third is a 25-year-old female from Samdrup Jongkhar detected through the mass screening of Samdrup Jongkhar.

They will be moved to the isolation later today.

Meanwhile, one other person is being declared recovered.


September 12, 2020

Three men detected positive during the last 24 hours.

One is a 26-year-old Royal Bhutan Army personnel who is a contact of a case detected earlier in Phuntsholing. The other two are Royal Bhutan Police personnel serving as frontline workers at the point of entry in Gelephu detected through a screening of the frontline workers.

All of them were in self-contained premises and are being moved to isolation.


September 11, 2020

No new cases detected last night besides the 4 cases declared at 11pm yesterday. Therefore, in total 4 cases, were detected over the last 24 hours.


September 10, 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 9th September 2020)

No new case detected over the last 24 hours.

Two others are being declared recovered.


September 9, 2020

One new case detected during the last 24 hours.

A 28-year-old man; a Royal Bhutan Police personnel serving as a frontline worker was found to be positive in Phuntsholing following a visit to the flu clinic.

Two others are being declared recovered.


September 8, 2020

3 new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two Royal Bhutan Army personnel aged 33 and 35 (primary contacts of the cases detected earlier) were found to be positive while in facility quarantine in Phuntsholing.

Another 18-year-old girl was found to be positive in Samdrup Jongkhar following a visit to the flu clinic.


September 7, 2020

Highlights:
Two people tested positive over the last 24 hours.

A 39-year-old man; an incoming expatriate and a primary contact of the case detected earlier at Samdrup Jongkhar was detected positive in a quarantine facility in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Another 25-year-old man; a Roayl Bhutan Army personnel who is a primary contact of a case detected earlier, tested positive while in a quarantine facility in Phuntsholing.

Meanwhile, one person is being declared recovered.


September 6, 2020

No major changes in the national figures over the last 24 hours.


September 5, 2020

Highlights:

A 32-year-old incoming expatriate was detected COVID-19 positive in a quarantine facility in Samdrup Jongkhar yesterday. He will be moved to isolation later today.

This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 228, active cases to 78 and recovered remains at 150.


September 4, 2020

Highlights:

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

6 people are being declared recovered.


Septemer 3, 2020

Highlights:

No new cases detected over the last 24 hours.

Two people are being declared recovered.


September 2, 2020Highlights:A 10-year-old girl and a 46-year-old man were detected COVID-19 positive last night in Phuntsholing. The girl is a primary contact of the DANTAK cases and the man was detected via a flu clinic. In total 2 cases were detected over the last 24 hours.This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 227, active cases to 85 and 142 to recovered.


September 1, 2020

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 are being declared recovered.

This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 225, active cases to 83 and 142 to recovered.

August 31, 2020

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 29 cases were detected over the last 24 hours.

5 people are being declared recovered.

This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 224, active cases to 84 and recovered to 140.


August 30, 2020National Situational Update on COVID-19 (data as of 29th August 2020)Highlights:No major changes in the national figures over the past 24 hours.


August 29, 2020

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 11 cases were detected over the last 24 hours.

Haa:
2 Male
1 Female
(Age range : 22-33 years )

Phuntsholing:
7 Male
1 Female
(Age range: 23 – 55 years)

16 people are being declared recovered.

This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 195 and active cases to 60.


August 28, 2020Highlights: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 to 184 and active cases to 65.Appeal: The Ministry of Health requests the general public not to move out of your zones and not to mingle with your neighbours while visiting shops during the time specified in your movement pass. The ultimate goal of the lockdown is to keep the people from coming in contact with each other and to break the chain of further transmission of the virus in the community. It is Our Gyenkhu to use the movement pass wisely. Help us to Help You!


August 27, 2020

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.

4 males: 40 year, 41 year, 37 year old and 22 year (Gelephu).

4 females: 22 year old, 9 year, 5 year and 1.5 year old.

This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 183 and active cases to 65.

One Bhutanese has recovered abroad.


August 26, 2020Highlights:Five 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 new cases were detected in total.

  • 15 males: 55 years, 54 years, 51 years, 49 years (4), 47 years, 43 years, 38 years, 37 years, 36 years (2), 34 years, and 20 years old.

2 females: 30 years and 14 years.1 person is being declared recovered.This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 173 and active cases to 55.COVID-19 confirmed Bhutanese abroad: 2 Bhutanese in Australia had tested positive. In total 3 Bhutanese recovered abroad.


August 25, 2020

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 in Bhutan to 156 and active cases to 39.


August 24, 2020

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


August 23, 2020

Highlights:

A 35-year-old man who is one of the primary contacts of a Phuntsholing case has tested positive while in a quarantine in Thimphu.

2 others are being declared recovered.

This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 155 and active cases to 43.


August 22, 2020

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 cases in Bhutan to 154 and active cases to 44.


August 21, 2020Highlights:Three new cases detected yesterday.First being the one that was declared last night on national television about the 36 year old from Phuntsholing who was detected through active surveillance.Second is another 33-year-old man from Phuntsholing who is one of the contacts of the first positive case from the dry port and was under home quarantine.Third is a 29-year-old Indian man detected through the ongoing mass testing in Phuntsholing but he is also one of the contacts of the first Phuntsholing dryport case.One person is being declared recovered and two have migrated to India.This brings the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 153 and total active cases to 45.


August 20, 2020

Highlights: 

 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 facility quarantine in Paro.

A 28-year-old man tested positive in Paro (primary contact of the couple who tested positive in Paro) while in a facility quarantine in Paro. NOTE: This is the same case that was reported yesterday by the mainstream media.

The total number of positive cases is now 150 and 45 people are in the isolation.

2 people are being declared recovered.

3 Bhutanese students have been found COVID-19 positive in the Philippines.


August 19, 2020

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 44 people are in the isolation.


August 18, 2020

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 there are 43 people in the isolation.

Results are awaited for the ** marked below.


August 17, 2020

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 positive cases in Bhutan to 141 and active cases to 38.

1 person is being declared recovered.


August 16, 2020

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 active surveillance which started yesterday and are now in the quarantine facility.

This takes the total number of positive cases in Bhutan to 138 and active cases to 36.

Results are awaited for ** mark in the dashboard below.


August 15, 2020Highlights:

  • A 34-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl who are the primary contacts of the first positive case from RRCO, Phuntsholing (25-year-old man) are found to be COVID-19 positive. The child is the daughter of the 32-year-old woman who tested positive yesterday. They are in the quarantine facility at Phuntsholing.
  • Two people are being declared recovered.
  • Transmission type is being declared sporadic.
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August 14, 2020

Highlights:

Two men (aged 24 and 25) and a 32-year-old woman who are the primary contacts of the positive case from Phuntsholing are all found to be COVID-19 positive. They are from the Mini Dry Port quarantine facility and not from the community.


August 13, 2020Highlights:12 men, (aged between 22 to 45) who are the primary contacts of the positive case from Phuntsholing are all found to be COVID-19 positive. They are from the Mini Dry Port quarantine facility and not from the community. Three people are being declared recovered. Appeal:

  • With cases reported outside the quarantine facilities, there is now a heightened risk of exposure to COVID-19. Everyone is requested to Stay at Home. Under unavoidable circumstances, when you need to leave the house to dispose waste or collect deliveries of essential supplies, please make sure to wear a mask, maintain physical distance and wash your hands immediately upon returning home. It’s “Our Gyenkhu” to protect ourselves and our communities from COVID-19.
  • The Ministry of Health would like to appeal to every Bhutanese to strictly abide by the COVID-19 prevention measures put in place by the government. One such critical measure is the mandatory quarantine of 21 days for all Bhutanese entering the country from an overseas travel/stay, we request every Bhutanese returning to the country to strictly abide by it or face consequences as per the laws of the land.
  • The Ministry of Health strongly urges all Bhutanese especially those residing in the southern border towns to practice effective physical distancing, good personal hygiene, and proper cough etiquette, at all times.

The test results for the ** marked are still awaited.


August 12, 2020

Highlights:

  • Two men (25 and 59-year-old) and a 47-year-old woman have tested positive in the COVID-19 tests performed yesterday taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 116 and total for active cases to 19.
  • The 59-year-old man and the 47 year old woman were already in the quarantine in Phuntsholing.
  • The 25-year-old man is a loader with the Regional Revenue & Customs Office, working at the Mini-Dry Port (MDP) in Phuntsholing. He came to the Phuntsholing Hospital on 11th August 2020 with symptoms. 183 primary contacts of the 25-year-old mand have been traced so far. The contact tracing is still on-going. More updates on it will be provided later today.

August 11, 2020

  • A 27-year-old man from a quarantine facility in Paro who returned from the Middel East, a 44-year-old Indian man in a quarantine facility in Phuntsholing and a 27-year-old woman from Gelephu, detected through a flu clinic have tested positive in COVID-19 test taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 113 and total for active cases to 16.
  • The Indian man has migrated to India.
  • One person is being declared recovered.

August 10, 2020

  • Highlights:Three men aged 24, 28 and 29 who returned from the middle east, have tested positive in the COVID-19 test while in quarantine at Paro taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 108 and total for active cases to 12.Three others are being declared recovered.
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  • August 8, 2020
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  • August 7, 2020
    Highlights:
    Three men aged 24, 28 and 29 who returned from the middle east, have tested positive in the COVID-19 test while in quarantine at Paro taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 108 and total for active cases to 12.
    Three others are being declared recovered.
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August 6, 2020


August 5, 2020

Highlights:

  • A 33-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman returning from the middle east, have tested positive in COVID-19 test while in quarantine at Thimphu taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 105 and total for active cases to 12.
  • 3 people are being declared recovered.

August 4, 2020Highlights:One person being declared recovered.


August 3, 2020

Highlight:

1. A 22 year old woman returning from the middle east, has tested positive in COVID-19 test while in a quarantine facility in Paro taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 103 and total for active cases to 14.


August 2, 2020

Highlight:

1. A 23-year-old man returning from the middle east, has tested positive in COVID-19 test while in a quarantine facility in Thimphu taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 102 and total for active cases to 13.


August 1, 2020

Highlight:

1 person is being declared recovered.

July 31, 2020


July 30, 2020Highlights:1. Two 26 year old men returning from the middle east have tested positive in COVID-19 test while in a quarantine facility in Paro taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 101 and total for active cases to 13. 2 person are being declared recovered.


July 29, 2020


July 28, 2020

Highlights:

1. Two males (24 and 29 years old) and 2 females (33 and 22 years old) returning from the middle-east tested positive for COVID-19 taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 99 and total for active cases to 13. They are currently quarantined at facilities in Paro. 1 person is being declared recovered.


July 27, 2020

Highlights:
1. A 24 year old male and a 26 year old female returning from the middle-east tested positive for COVID-19 taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 95 and total for active cases to 10. They are currently quarantined at a facility in Paro.


July 26, 2020Highlights:1. A 24 year old female returning from the middle-east tested positive for COVID-19 taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 93 and total for active cases to 8. She is currently quarantined at a facility in Paro.


July 25, 2020Highlights:1. No new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.2. Two individuals are being moved to a de-isolation facility upon testing negative twice while in isolation. This takes the total for recovered to 85.


July 24, 2020


July 23, 2020


July 22, 2020

1. A 49 year old female returning from India and a 22 year old female returning from Europe tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 92. The former is quarantined at Samtse and the latter at a facility in Paro.

2. One Bhutanese, a patient undergoing treatment at a government empaneled hospital in Kolkata, tested positive in the last 24 hours taking the total confirmed cases for Bhutanese residing overseas to 25. The patient will be isolated at the Kidu Guesthouse in Kolkata.



July 21, 2020

1. One individual returning from India (a 35 year old female) tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 90.

2. One individual is being declared recovered taking the total for recovered to 83.

3. Two more Bhutanese who are residing abroad have been declared recovered taking the total recovered to 22 with only 2 active reported overseas cases left.


July 20, 2020

Highlights:

1. One individual returning from India (a 35 year old female) tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 90.

2. One individual is being declared recovered taking the total for recovered to 83.

3. Two more Bhutanese who are residing abroad have been declared recovered taking the total recovered to 22 with only 2 active reported overseas cases left.


July 19, 2020

Highlights:

1. Two individuals have been moved to a de-isolation facility in the last 24 hours taking the total for Total Recovered to 80, and the current recovery rate to 91.95% with zero deaths.

2. Total number of tests have crossed the 40,000 mark making Bhutan one of the most efficient in terms of per-capita testing among countries of similar economic status.

3. There were no new confirmed cases reported in the last 24 hours.


July 18, 2020

1. A 24 year old male returning from the middle east tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently quarantined in Paro. This takes the overall total confirmed cases for COVID-19 in the country to 87.


July 17, 2020

1. Two students (22-year-old female and 36-year-old male) returning from Europe tested positive for COVID-19 taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 86. They are currently quarantined at a facility in Paro and will be shortly moved to a isolation facility.


July 16, 2020


July 15, 2020


July 14, 2020​

Highlights:

1. In the last 24 hours, four individuals have been declared as recovered and two have been moved to a de-isolation facility taking the total for recovered to 78; thereby, increasing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 92.8%.

2. No new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.


July 13, 2020

Highlights:

1. One individual who returned from India and another one who returned from the Middle East tested positive for COVID-19. They are currently quarantined at Gelephu and Thimphu respectively. This takes the overall total for confirmed cases to 84.


July 12, 2020

Key Changes to the Dashboard:

1. Total Recovered will now reflect the sum total of ‘Recovered’ and ‘De-isolation’. This is because individuals moved to a de-isolation facility are technically clear of the virus. In most other countries, individuals testing negative on RT-PCR after being infected by COVID-19 are considered as recovered.

2. Test updates under surveillance now reflects total tests done in the communities as a part of the Ministry’s community surveillance program, and the regular tests conducted in the quarantine facilities for both RT-PCR and Rapid Tests.

Highlights:

1. One individual is being declared recovered and another has been moved to a de-isolation facility taking the figure for Total Recovered to 76.

2. No new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.


July 11, 2020

1. Two individuals who have returned from the middle east and who are currently quarantined in Paro have tested positive for COVID-19 taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 82.

2. Two individuals are being declared as recovered after completing their de-isolation and testing negative on RT-PCR. This takes the total for recovered to 57.


July 10, 2020

No changes in major national figures in the past 24 hours.



July 9, 2020

1. No new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.

2. One individual has been moved to de-isolation after testing negative twice (24 hours apart) while under isolation. This takes the total for de-isolation to 20.


July 8, 20201. No new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.

2. One individual is being declared as recovered taking the total for recovered to 55.


July 7, 2020

Highlights:
1. No confirmed positive cases in the last 24 hours.2. One individual is being declared as recovered taking the total for recovered to 54.3. One individual has been moved to a de-isolation facility after testing negative twice (24 hours apart) while under isolation. This takes the total for de-isolation to 20.


July 6, 2020

Highlights:
1. Two individuals returning from the middle-east tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 80.

2. Two individuals are being declared as recovered taking the total for recovered to 53.

3. Three individuals have been moved to a de-isolation facility after testing negative twice (24 hours apart) while under isolation. This takes the total for de-isolation to 20.



July 5, 2020

Highlights: No changes in major national figures.


July 4, 2020

Highlights:

1. One individual returning from the middle east tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 78.

2. One individual is
being declared as recovered after completing the 2 weeks de-isolation period and testing negative on RT-PCR. This takes the total for recovered to 51.


July 3, 2020

Highlights:
1. No new confirmed cases reported in the last 24 hours.2. Four individuals are being moved to a de-isolation facility taking the total under de-isolation to 18.


July 2, 2020

Highlights:
1. No confirmed cases reported in the last 24 hours.
2. Two individuals are being declared as recovered taking the total for recovered to 50.


July 1, 2020

Highlights:
1. No confirmed cases reported in the last 24 hours.
2. Four individuals are being declared as recovered taking the total for recovered to 48.
3. Bhutan has now crossed the 25000 mark for total number of tests conducted so far.

June 30, 2020Highlights:
1. One individual tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the overall total for confirmed cases in the country to 77.2. One individual has been moved to a de-isolation facility after testing negative twice (24 hours apart) while under isolation taking the total for de-isolation to 18.


June 29, 2020

Highlights:

  1. 1. A 29 year old male who returned from the Middle East and currently quarantined at Paro has tested positive in the COVID-19 test performed yesterday. He will be moved to the isolation today. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan is now 77.
  2. 2. Six individuals are being declared as recovered after completing their 2 week de-isolation period and testing negative on RT-PCR. This take the total for recovered to 44, and the current recovery rate to 57.9%.

June 28, 2020


June 27, 2020

A 25 year old student who recently returned from India has tested postive in the COVID-19 test performed yesterday. He is in a quarantine facility in Phuntsholing and will be moved to isolation today.

This makes it the 76th COVID-19 positive case of Bhutan.

– Ministry of Health


June 26, 2020

Highlight: Five men who were repatriated from the Middle East tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. One of them is quarantined in Thimphu and rest 4 in Paro. This takes the overall total for confirmed cases in the country to 75.

Highlights:

1. No new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.

2. Four individuals are being declared as recovered after completing their de-isolation period and testing negative on RT-PCR. This takes the total for recovered to 38 and the current recovery rate to 54.3%.


June 25, 2020


June 24, 2020


June 23, 2020

Highlight: A 28 year old woman who came from the Middle East and was quarantined in Thimphu has tested positive in the COVID-19 test performed today. She will be moved to the isolation tomorrow.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Bhutan is 70.


June 22, 2020

Highlight: One more tests positive of COVID-19

A 46 year old man who recently came from India has tested positve for the COVID-19 test performed today at the Phuentsholing hospital.

He is currently at a quarantine facility in Phuentsholing and will be moved to the isolation facility.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan is now 69.


June 21, 2020


June 20, 2020


June 19, 2020

One more person tests positive of COVID-19 in Phuntsholing.

A 40 year old man who returned from India and currently in a quarantine facility in Phuntsholing has tested positive today. He is yet to be moved to the isolation facility.

This makes it the 68th COVID-19 positive case of Bhutan.


June 18, 2020


June 17, 2020


June 16, 2020


June 15, 2020

Highlight: A 27 year old male tested positive from a quarantine facility in Paro yesterday. He came from the Middle East. He will be moved to the isolation later today.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan goes up to 67.


June 14, 2020


June 13, 2020

Four more people tested positive yesterday

They are three males and one female. All of them came from the Middle East and are quarantined at the quarantine facilities in Thimphu. They will be moved to the isolation later today.
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Bhutan is now 66.


June 12, 2020


June 11, 2020


June 10, 2020

Highlight: Three new tested positive on COVID-19.

All three are males and all of them came from the Middle East. They are in a quarantine facility in Thimphu and will be moved to the isolation later today.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan is now 62. The active cases as of now is 22 while 22 are in de-isolation. A total of 18 have fully recovered and there is no death case in Bhutan from COVID-19 until now.

– Ministry of Health


June 9, 2020


June 8, 2020


June 7, 2020

11 new COVID-19 positive cases detected yesterday, 6 are female and 5 are male.

All of them returned from the Middle East and are quarantined at Thimphu. They will be moved to the isolation later today.

With the new confirmed cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases have now gone up to 59.


June 6, 2020


June 5, 2020


June 4, 2020

One more tests positive on the COVID-19 test performed yesterday.

The person who tested positive is a 33 year old male who came from the middle east and is quarantined at the Paro. He will be moved to the isolation later today.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan is now 48.


June 3, 2020


June 2, 2020


June 1, 2020

Highlight:

4 more people tested positive in the COVID-19 test yesterday, 2 male and 2 female.

All 4 came from the middle east on the 29th of May 2020 and are in the quarantine facilities in Thimphu. They will be moved to the isloation later today.

The COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan is now 47.

May 31, 2020


May 30, 2020

Highlight: 10 more tested positive of COVID-19 (7 females and 3 males.)

All of them returned from the Middle East. 8 are from the quarantine facilities in Thimphu and 2 from Paro, They are yet to be moved to the isolation.

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases rise to 43.


May 29, 2020

Highlight:

Two more tested positive in yesterday’s COVID-19 tests.

The ones who tested positive are a male 28-years-old and a female 24-years-old. Both of them returned from the Middle East and are at quarantine facilities in Thimphu. They will be moved to the isolation later today.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan go up to 33.


May 28, 2020


May 27, 2020


May 26, 2020


May 25, 2020


May 24, 2020

Highlight:

Three more Bhutanese tested positive, bringing the total number of COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan to 27.

The three new cases are of two males – 23 and 29 years old – and one female who is 29 years old. All of them came back to Bhutan from the Middle East. Of the three, two are in a quarantine facility in Thimphu and one in Paro. They will be moved to the isolation ward today.


May 23, 2020


May 22, 2020

Highlight: One more Bhutanese tested COVID-19 positive from the batch of 232 PCR tests conducted last night. This takes total of COVID-10 positive case in Bhutan to 24.


May 22, 2020

Two more COVID-19 positive cases detected

Two more COVID-19 positive cases detected today. The positive cases are of two female – 30 years and 28 years old – coming from the Middle East. They are from the quarantine facilities in Thimphu and yet to be moved to the isolation ward.

This takes the total COVID-19 positive case of Bhutan to 23.

– Health Minister.


May 21, 2020


May 20, 2020


May 19, 2020


May 18, 2020:


May 18, 2020:

22 Bhutanese infected with COVID-19 overseas

A Bhutanese living in Qatar is confirmed to be infected with Covid-19. This takes the number of Bhutanese overseas infected with the coronavirus to 22.

Source: Ministry of Health.


May 17, 2020:


May 16, 2020:


May 15, 2020:


May 15, 2020:

One more COVID-19 positive case detected. It brings the total number of COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan to 21.

The new case is a 29 year old female coming from the middle east. She is in a quarantine facility in Thimphu and will be moved to the isolation later today.


May 14, 2020

Highlight

Of the 99 samples tested today, 1 more tested positive, making it the 20th COVID-19 case of Bhutan.

The person who tested positive is a 30 year old male who recently returned from the Middle East and is in a quarantine facility in Thimphu. He is yet to be moved to the isolation facility.

271 people completed their 21 days quarantine today after testing COVID-19 negative.


May 14, 2020

Four more COVID-19 positive cases detected.

All 4 new cases are of females 31, 29, 24 and 27 year old. They came to Bhutan from the Middle East and are in the quarantine facilities in Thimphu. They are yet to be moved to the isolation facility.

This takes Bhutan’s total number of COVID-19 positive cases to 19.

Source: Ministry of Health, RGoB


May 13, 2020

Highlight:

4 new COVID-19 positive cases detected by PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test.

The ones who tested positive are 2 males (33 and 32 year old) and 2 females (23 and 26 year old). All of them have returned to Bhutan from the Middle East and all are in the quarantine facilities in Thimphu. They are yet to be moved to the isolation ward.

These new positive cases take the total COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan to 15.


May 12, 2020


May 11, 2020

Highlight:

An additional 120 samples were tested at the Royal Centre for Disease Control post-midnight and the results have come out this morning.

A 25 year old male and a 27 year old female have tested COVID-19 positive in COVID-19 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test. Both of them have returned to Bhutan from the Middle East and both were in the quarantine facilities in Thimphu. They are now moved to the isolation ward.

These two new positive cases make it the 10th and 11th COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan.


May 10, 2020


May 9, 2020


May 8, 2020


May 7, 2020


May 6, 2020


May 5, 2020


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May 2, 2020


May 1, 2020

April 30, 2020


April 29, 2020


April 28, 2020

Highlight:

The first Bhutanese and the 3rd COVID-19 case in the country is being declared recovered after completing the 2 weeks de-isolation period. The individual tested negative upon completing the 2 weeks de-isolation period.

Therefore, five of seven have now recovered.


April 27, 2020: 


April 26, 2020


April 25, 2020


April 24, 2020


April 23, 2020


April 22, 2020

Highlight: Of the 262 COVID-19 PCR tests performed today, 1 tested positive.

The person who tested positive is a 24-year-old Bhutanese male who came from a Middle East country and was placed in a quarantine facility in Paro.

This makes it the 7th #COVID19 positive case of Bhutan.


April 21, 2020


April 20, 2020

Highlight: 13 samples were tested by PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and one sample tested positive. The person who tested positive came from a Middle East country and was placed in a quarantine facility in Paro, now moved to the isolation ward in Thimphu.

This makes it the 6th #COVID19 case for Bhutan.


April 19, 2020


April 18, 2020


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April 12, 2020


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April 11th, 2020: Rapid test results for those who completed their 21 days of quarantine period from Ministry of Health


April 11th, 2020: Situational update from Ministry of Health


April 10th, 2020: Rapid test results of those who completed their 21 days of quarantine period today:


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Foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji says 14,000 Bhutanese in 53 countries have registered with missions and embassies after the Covid-19 outbreak.

8 persons tested positive for Covid-19 but some have already recovered. None were in the ICU.

— Kuensel (@KuenselOnline) April 10, 2020


Covid-19 update:
Health Minister says 51,000 elderly registered with health ministry so far. This would help the ministry render prompt services and prioritise services to these individuals.

— Kuensel (@KuenselOnline) April 10, 2020


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April 9th, 2020: Situational update from Ministry of Health


April 8th: Rapid test results update from Ministry of Health


April 8th, 2020: Situational update from Ministry of Health


April 7th, 2020: Situational update from Ministry of Health


April 6th, 2020: Updates on sample tests from Ministry of Health:


April 6th, 2020: Situational update from Ministry of Health


NOTICE: With effect from 5th April 2020, the Ministry of Health will be testing samples of suspected cases twice a week (every Monday and Thursday). However, emergency sample tests will be performed as and when required.


April 5th, 2020: Situational update from Ministry of Health.


April 4th, 2020: Situational update from Ministry of Health:


April 3rd, 2020: Sample test update:


April 2nd, 2020: Situational update from Ministry of Health:


April 2nd, 2020: Of the 47 #COVID19 tests performed today, 1 tested positive.

A student studying in the US who is currently in a quarantine facility in Bhutan is now the fifth confirmed case of Bhutan.


April 1st, 2020: National situational update from Ministry of Health:

March 31, 2020: Update on sample test results:


March 30, 2020: Update on sample test results:


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March 30, 2020
The Partner of the First COVID-19 case tests negative

The partner of the first #COVID19 case, who had also tested postive earlier, has now tested negative. She is now kept in the quarantine for 7 days to oberve further signs and symptom. If there are no signs and symptoms, she will be released thereafter.

Health Minister


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March 30, 2020: National situational update from the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan.


March 29, 2020: National Situational update from the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan


Update on sample test as of March 29, 2020:


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March 28, 2020
Learning along with the crisis.

With fear and anxiety over ruling everyone around the world due to the COVID-19, the Ministry of Health taking one step ahead, has now formed the COVID-19 Mental Health Team for the wellbeing of all the vulnerable Bhutanese.

The team consists of trained clinical counsellors from the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan and Psychiatrist from JDWNRH. The Risk communication team together with the Mental Health team will be working on a package of materials which will be rolled out to all the 20 Dzongkhags for the benefit of the public.


March 28, 2020
National situational update by the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan:


Update on sample test as of March 28, 2020:


Update on sample test as of March 27, 2020 by the Ministry of Health:


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Read full news on Kuensel and BBS website


March 27, 2020: Situational update from the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan


March 26, 2020: Update on COVID-19 tests conducted:


March 26, 2020: Press briefing


In a move to advocate physical/social distancing, journalists are sat a meter apart at the ongoing press brief on COVID-19.

Today’s press brief is primarily to update the media and the nation on the third COVID-19 positive case.

Hon’ble Health Minister informed the media that the student (who recently returned from Europe) was under facility quarantine ever-since her arrival and has now been moved to the isolation room and is in stable condition.

Her Excellency also informed the media that all 31 primary contacts of the student have been tracked down and placed under facility quarantine.

With adequate quarantine facilities well identified and equipped, and all incoming Bhutanese put under facility quarantine immediately upon entering the country, Hon. Lyonpo reiterated that Bhutan is a few steps ahead of the pandemic and that we should all collectively be proud of our efforts and achievement.

In view of our collective proactiveness in dealing with COVID-19, Her Excellency informed the media that Bhutan’s response to the Pandemic can be classified as ‘Gold Standard’.


March 26, 2020: Situational update from the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan


March 25, 2020: Update from the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan:

One positive case today from the quarantined lot. More information will be shared during the press brief tomorrow.


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March 25, 2020: National situational update from the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan:


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March 24, 2020:

Source: Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan


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March 24, 2020: National situational update from the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan:


March 23, 2020: Update from Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan.


March 23, 2020

No more home quarantine from today

Starting today, Bhutanese returning from abroad will not be given the home-quarantine alternative except patients. According to the Health Minister, some people in home-quarantine are found loitering and interacting with other people. Read full news…


March 23, 2020

Message from Foreign Minister to all Bhutanese living abroad

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is now affecting the whole world. Many countries and territories have taken sudden and extraordinary measures like lockdowns, curfews and travel bans to prevent the spread of the contagion. Such measures have and will affect Bhutanese living abroad, such as difficulty in flying back to Bhutan among many other inconveniences. Read full message…


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March 22, 2020

Bhutan closes its international borders

Starting 6am tomorrow (March 23, 2020), Royal Government of Bhutan will close all international borders.

1. No movement of vehicles across the borders except the authorized.

2. No Bhutanese shall be allowed to travel out of the country.

3. All incoming Bhutanese will be quarantined.

4. Exit will be allowed for non-Bhutanese.

5. Incoming non-Bhutanese will be scrutinized and quarantined where applicable.

6. Absolutely no movement of vehicles or people across informal routes.

7. The government will ensure the continued supply of all commodities.

– Prime Minister’s Office


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March 20, 2020

Press Release

Partner Tests Positive

The partner of the first COVID-19 case in the country has tested positive this morning. Prime Minister informed the public at the press briefing. Read full press release…


March 20, 2020

Royal Education Council launches Education in Emergency curriculum

The Education in Emergency (EiE) curriculum guidelines have been specifically designed for schools and teachers to keep students engaged meaningfully and continue their education. The EiE curriculum is one that has carefully identified the most critical learning areas, themes and topics to be taught through various appropriate remote means given the limited time and space during an emergency, particilarly COVID-19 situation. It is recommended that schools explore various ways to deliver the recommended syllabi. We are working with MOE, BBS and volunteer teachers to record lessons based on this prioritised curriculum. We have agreed on a plan of BBS broadcasting the recorded video lessons from March 25, 2020.


March 19, 2020
A Prince is Born

Just as the burst of blooms all around, and speckles of assorted petals around Lingkana Palace in Thimphu, spring peaks to a zenith today. Read full post…


March 18, 2020:

We would like to reiterate that the restriction imposed on incoming tourists will be sustained until further notice.

Two weeks restriction, which ends tomorrow, was decided upon after the detection of first case on March 5. While the situation back home is under control, the global trend of coronavirus is not encouraging for us to lift the ban.
– Prime Minister’s Office, Bhutan


March 17, 2020:

All schools and educational institutes across the country will remain closed starting tomorrow (March 18), until further order from the government. Read more…
– Prime Minister’s Office, Bhutan


March 14, 2020

Thank you to the people of Bhutan and our health heroes

Past midnight, I called US to check on our patient, the COVID-19 case, and was told the flight just landed. Around 2am, I received an email from his daughter, stating that his condition was stable and doing very well. Read full update from Hon’ble Prime Minister.


March 9, 2020

Press Release

The government has started working on comprehensive response plan, should the consequences of coronavirus in the country stretch for longer period. Read full press release…


March 7, 2020:

Update: The government would like to inform that all schools in Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag and Phuentsholing Thromde will remain closed from March 9 to 15.

This is in keeping the consultations and feedback from the ground, as government continues to closely monitor and prevent the risks of COVID-19.

– Prime Minister’s Office, Bhutan


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March 7, 2020

Day one with COVID-19

Our people woke up to fear and alarm, as official communications went out about the first corona virus case in the country early yesterday. The rest of the day tested our endurance, emotions and spirit while trying to overcome the trouble in front of us. Read full post


March 6, 2020:

Update: The partner of the 76-year-old patient who became the first confirmed coronavirus case in the country today, the travel guide and the driver all tested negative.

They were among the first batch of 18 suspects, all showing negative, according to the results Royal Centre for Disease Control (RCDC) released a while ago.


Press Release

March 6, 2020

First confirmed COVID-19 case in Bhutan

We would like to inform the general public that one positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at 11pm on March 5. The result was validated at 12.30 am today.

The patient is a 76-year-old from the United States of America, who had come to Bhutan as a tourist. He had entered the country from Paro International Airport, after embarking Drukair flight KB241 from Guwahati, India on March 2. Read full press release.