Thursday, August 06, 2020

In the truest sense of solidarity, a team comprising of members from the Opposition Party, Government and National Council led by the Adviser to the National COVID-19 Media Team (NCMT) His Excellency the Foreign Minister, Lyonpo Dr. Tandi Dorji, conducted a press brief on COVID-19 today at the WWF Conference Hall.

In the Briefing, His Excellency informed the media on some of the key updates in regard to the National Preparedness in combating COVID-19, and the Hon. Members of Parliament reaffirmed their support to the current national agenda of containing the virus.

Drawing inspiration from His Majesty’s compassionate concern and selfless commitment to safeguard Bhutan from the virus, His Excellency and the representatives from parliament vouched to put everything in the line to ensure that there is no local transmission of the virus.

Furthermore, His Excellency, through a Q&A session with the media, clarified on a series of concerns related to the impact of COVID-19 on the national economy (hospitality and construction industries), status of quarantined individuals, arrangements for Bhutanese living in affected countries and measures taken to contain fake news on social media.

Following is a snippet from the Press Briefing.