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. 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 be collectively 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’.