Bhutan Orders its First Nationwide Lockdown Amid Rising Covid-19 CasesAugust 12, 2020
A Sudden Rise in Covid-19 Cases Bhutan
India’s neighboring country Bhutan has ordered its first nationwide lockdown on Tuesday as the cases hit 113.
Recently a resident returning from outside tested positive for COVID-19 after being discharged from quarantine and came into contact with people in the capital Thimphu.
The lockdown was enforced after a 27-year-old woman returned from Kuwait and was discharged from quarantine after tested negative and later tested positive at a clinic on Monday.
Bhutan which in specially reliant on tourism, banned it on March after an American visitor tested positive for the virus and ordered a three week mandatory quarantine for everyone returning from abroad.
“The unprecedented lockdown enforced to identify and isolate all positive cases and to break the chain,” the government said in a statement. They also appeal all to stay home to protect themselves and their families.
During this lockdown all schools, institutions, offices and commercial establishment will remain close and all exams will be postponed.