Bhutan imposes first nationwide coronavirus lockdown

Bhutan imposes first nationwide coronavirus lockdown

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has officially announced its first nationwide lockdown as the number of coronavirus cases reported 128 on Wednesday.

The decision came after a returning resident, a 27-year-old Bhutanese woman from Kuwait, tested positive for Covid-19 after discharged from quarantine center and coming into close contact with several people in the capital city Thimpu.

The country issued a stay-at-home order for its approximately 750,000 people between India and China.

All schools, colleges, institutions, offices, and commercial establishments will remain shuttered.

Exams have been postponed in all educational institutes, while students and trainees and those who were in boarding facilities were asked to not leave the campus and follow Covid-19 protocols.

According to the prime minister’s office, stayed in touch with Bhutan’s king, “the lockdown would be enforced from five to 21 days”.

Bhutan Covid-19 tally 128 coronavirus cases so far. Among them, 100 have recorded. There are 28 active cases in the country.







Published on: Aug 13, 2020 14:44:22