Status of Second Dose Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Bhutan

458,250
Individuals fully vaccinated with in Bhutan as of July 27, 2021

Data as of July 27, 2021 (8:00 PM Bhutan Time)
(Source: Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan)


90.2% of the Eligible Population Fully Vaccinated

July 27, 2021: As the Nationwide COVID-19 Second dose vaccination (20-26 July 2021) successfully ended yesterday, the Ministry of Health is pleased to share the details as attached. (Source: Ministry of Health, RGoB)


Tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its population, becoming a beacon of hope for a region struggling with Covid

July 28, 2021: (CNN) Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90% of its eligible adult population in a week with Covid-19 shots, a feat that has been described as a “success story” and a “beacon of hope” for other countries in the region, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday.

The tiny South Asian kingdom of 770,00 people is nestled in high in the Himalayas between India and China, and its high altitude, remote mountain villages, nomadic herders and extreme weather posed unique challenges to health workers delivering the vaccines safely across the country. Read more…


Bhutan’s rapid Covid vaccine rollout hailed as an international success story

More than 85% of adults in the tiny Himalayan kingdom were given a second dose in just one week

July 27, 2021: (The Guardian) Bhutan has inoculated most of its eligible population with second doses of Covid-19 vaccinations in a week, in a speedy rollout hailed by Unicef as a “success story” for international donations.

More than 454,000 shots were administered over the past week in the remote Himalayan kingdom – more than 85% of the eligible adult population of about 530,000 – after a recent flood of foreign donations. Read more…


Bhutan’s Vaccination Program Scales New Heights

July 27, 2021: (The Diplomat) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90 percent of its eligible adult population within just seven days, its health ministry said Tuesday.

The tiny country, wedged between India and China and home to nearly 800,000 people, began giving out second doses on July 20 in a mass drive that has been hailed by UNICEF as “arguably the fastest vaccination campaign to be executed during a pandemic.” Read more…


Leaving No One Behind!

July 26, 2021: With the main objective to leave no one behind, the Pema Gatshel vaccination team reached Woongborang ORC (Vaccination post) after a 3-hour walk from Yuri zampa. They vaccinated a total of 30 individuals including one individual who got vaccinated through the Home-based vaccination service.

Village: Woongborang

Gewog: Dungmin

Dzongkhag: Pema Gatshel

(Source: Ministry of Health, RGoB)


Leaving No One Behind!

July 26, 2021: Gaytala chiwog under Dagala Gewog, Thimphu Dzongkhag is one of the remotest chiwogs in the country, and to go to Gaytala, one has to travel from Toktokha village under Chukha Dzongkhag. There is no access from the gewog center located at Chamgang. The chiwog is officially 3 days away from the Dagala gewog center. The people of this chiwog sustain their livelihood mainly through rearing yaks.

The vaccination team from Thimphu Dzongkhag visited this chiwog and vaccinated 13 eligible people (6 male, 7 female) on 24 July 2021 with the second dose COVID-19 vaccine. The people expressed their immense gratitude to His Majesty the King and the Royal Government of Bhutan for making the vaccination available for them despite the hardship in reaching them, especially during the monsoon.

Source: Ministry of Health, RGoB


Home-based vaccination in Phobjikha

July 25, 2021: Home-based vaccination is being carried out for those individuals with mobility issues (bedridden/cannot walk).

People with mobility issues are identified from the Bhutan Vaccine System wherein Pre-vaccination screening is done over the phone prior to the home visit. Then the advanced timing of the vaccination is communicated to the clients, followed by which vaccination services are facilitated.

In the picture: Vaccination team in Phobjikha

Source: Ministry of Health


Vaccination for children aged 12-17 years in Phuntsholing and Samtse.

July 23, 2021: With relatively higher risk in Samtse and Phuntsholing, the Ministry started vaccinating children aged 12-17 years in these high-risk areas. More than 800 children were vaccinated in Phuntsholing and more than 700 children in Samtse as of today. The vaccination program for children aged 12-17 years in the rest of the districts will be announced at a later date. (Source: Ministry of Health, RGoB)


First Day Update on Rollout of Nationwide Second Dose of Vaccination

With the successful rollout of Nationwide first dose vaccination, Bhutan records the highest vaccination rate at 64.2% as of today among the 11 Southeast Asian countries. Hence, we started the Nationwide second dose vaccination campaign with much excitement that we will fulfill Our Gyenkhu of protecting ourselves and our Nation. Furthermore, to ensure the smooth rollout of the nationwide second dose vaccination campaign starting from 20-26 July 2021, the Hon’ble Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo visited the vaccination sites in Thimphu and assessed the whole vaccination process.

The Ministry requests the general public to come forward for your COVID-19 second dose vaccination.

Together We Can!

Source: Ministry of Health, RGoB


Prime Minister Receives Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccination

July 17, 2021: Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering received his second dose of COVID-19 vaccination today, leading a team of volunteers as the nation gears for the significant milestone of the nationwide rollout on July 20.

It took place following a pre-screening by health officials, in the backdrop of the monumental National Memorial Choeten.

Since Moderna vaccine is being used for the first time in the country, prime minister and volunteers took the vaccine before the nationwide rollout by way of sharing experience. The prime minister will remain in observation for 30 minutes after which he will make a statement to the nation. (Source: PMO)


Denmark gives 250,000 AstraZeneca doses

July 1, 2021: Bhutan will receive around 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Denmark at the earliest possible, according to a press release from the Danish foreign ministry today.

“The government has also decided to donate approx. 250,000 doses of the vaccine from AstraZeneca to Bhutan, which urgently lacks doses for the implementation of other plugs for a large part of the population,” the press release stated.

The Danish authorities are working to get the vaccine doses delivered to Bhutan as soon as possible, according to the release. Read more…


Loan deferment extended by one more year 

July 1, 2021: The government has decided to extend the loan deferment scheme by one more year until June 2022.

A press release from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated that considering the continued impact and uncertainties posed by the pandemic, all loans sanctioned as of June 30, 2020 would be eligible for the deferment.

However, the financial service providers (FSPs) could also negotiate with the borrowers for the revival/rehabilitation or foreclosure of non-performing loans (NPL). Read more…


Bhutan Foundation donates medical equipment to health ministry

June 29, 2021: Today, Her Majesty Gyalyum Ashi Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, the Co-Chair of the Bhutan Foundation, handed over health equipment, medical transport vehicles, and PPE worth Nu. 19.55 million to the Ministry of Health.

The donation includes an autoclave machine, 110 oxygen cylinders, a bio-decontamination machine, two medical trucks, and 17,368 N95 masks for medical use. The Foundation hopes this support will strengthen Bhutan’s healthcare system in response to an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

This support is part of the $1 million in assistance USAID provided to the Bhutan Foundation to strengthen Bhutan’s healthcare capacity for pandemic prevention, readiness, and response, and support microenterprises. The activity is helping Bhutan increase its diagnostic laboratory capabilities and clinical case management, providing virtual training for health care providers and lab personnel, and developing communications materials on COVID-19.



Status of Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Bhutan

478,533
Individuals vaccinated in Bhutan as of April 18, 2021

Data as of April 18, 2021 (Ministry of Health)
(Source: Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan)


Lockdown for Thromdes and Satellite Towns in Southern Border Dzongkhags

Press Release

April 16, 2021: All the thromdes and satellite towns in the southern border dzongkhags will be under lockdown for further epidemiological assessment with immediate effect. No movement of individuals and vehicles will be allowed in those areas.

The National COVID-19 Taskforce arrived at the decision in an emergency meeting conducted after two positive cases of COVID-19 were detected in the community in Phuentsholing today. However, all emergency and essential services will be facilitated. Read more…


512,905
People registered through COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Portal

Data as of March 26, 2021
(Source: Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan)

27/3/21
Date of COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Bhutan

Source: Prime Minister’s Office



Process for COVID-19 Vaccination


Overview of Registered and Projected Population for COVID-19 Vaccination


Bhutan Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Hon’ble Sowai Lyonpo Dasho Dechen Wangmo received 400,000 doses of Covishield vaccine which was officially handed over by Her Excellency the Indian Ambasador Ruchira Kamboj on behalf of the Government of India at the Paro international airport.

Bhutan is one of the first countries to receive the Covidshield vaccines from the Government of India as a gift marking an affirmation of goodwill and friendship between the two countries.

Bhutan acknowledges the Government of India for making the nationwide vaccination a reality for Bhutan.

Source: Ministry of Health


Vaccine Distribution Plan

I. Eastern region (24th March, 2021): Drukair Domestic Flight to Yonphula Airport (24th March, 2021)
Two Refrigerated Van from Eastern regional EPI cold store will pick up from the Yonphula Airport and distribute to Tashigang & T/Yangtse and Mongar & Lhuntse

Note:
One back up Refrigerated Van (New) will be stationed in Thimphu for eastern regional distribution in case there is any change on the domestic flight schedule or inconvenient weather conditions

II. Central Region (24th March, 2021)
Refrigerated Van from Central EPI store at Gelephu will pick up and distribute to Tsirang, Dagana & Sarpang

A refrigerated Van at Thimphu will be deputed to distribute to Bumthang, Trongsa and Zhemgang.

III. Western region (23rd – 24th March 2021)
Another Van will be deputed with Trans-shipment at Sorchen (P/Ling Van will take over) : Chukha, Phuentsholing & Samtse

A dedicated Van will distribute to Paro and Haa on the first day and then distribute to Punakha, Wangdue & Gasa the next day

Detail of Helicopter Services required for the COVID-19 Vaccine distribution
(23rd – 24th March 2021)

Samdrup Jongkhar town and Pemagatshel town

Lingzhi village (Lingzhi BHU) and Jangothang village (Soe BHU), Thimphu

Lhedhi village (Lunana BHU), Laya BHU, Isuna

Source: Ministry of Health


COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The COVID-19 vaccination will be rolled out in the country starting March 27, 2021. The auspicious date is determined in consultation with the Zhung Dratshang. The second consignment of a vaccine comprising 400,000 doses will arrive from India on March 22. Three days Sangay Menlha (Medicine Buddha) Drupchen will be conducted before the nationwide rollout.

–Prime Minister informs the nation
March 17, 2021


Bhutan’s COVID-19 Journey

March 6, 2021

Reflecting on a year with COVID-19, this is how far we have come.

There were highs and lows and there was unprecedented solidarity too exuded by fellow Bhutanese.

However this is not the end, we are all in this together with greater level of trust, collaboration and unity.

Source: Ministry of Health


Health Ministry Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Portal

February 21, 2021

The Ministry of Health has launched an official COVID-19 vaccination registration portal.


A King to tourist’s rescue

February 21, 2021

At 76, Bert Hewitt was unlike many of his age.  Outgoing and adventurous, often when not at work, he goes climbing the rugged mountainside, hiking through deep jungles in the Himalayas.

In March last year, Bert Hewitt and his partner, Sandi Fischer, came to see Bhutan, a trip he would not forget for the rest of his life.

Following a river cruise along the Brahmaputra River in India, Hewitt and Sandi arrived in Paro on March 2, 2020.  However, Hewitt wasn’t in his best health after he began to feel ill in India.

He had lost his appetite, almost completely, he said.  On the night of his arrival in the country, his guide and driver took him to the national referral hospital. “We thought it was just a stomach bug picked up while travelling in India.”

The doctors gave him some antacid tablets and he returned to his hotel. “The following day, I felt somewhat better so we left for Punakha to witness the festival there. I still remember the festival, everyone was in their traditional costume,” he said. Read more…


Enhanced Surveillance – Post Lockdown

February 18, 2021: In order to detect any person(s) with COVID-19 on time and to prevent further transmissions and outbreaks, a Strategy called Enhanced Surveillance is being implemented in both high and low-risk districts.

Active surveillance includes testing of all frontline workers identified by the respective dzongkhag/taskforce every two weeks. The front liners and those population who are at higher risk of contracting the virus at the Point of Entries (Airport and ground crossings), Mini Dry Ports and depots, private warehouses, border patrolling duty, factories and industries, health facilities, in-patients and attendants, out-patients undergoing invasive procedures, COVID-19 task forces, schools & institutions, vendors at the vegetable markets and randomly selected customers, mega projects, monastic institutions located in urban and near the periphery of urban areas, bus drivers (both within the city and inter-district), the mobile population at Chuzom and Menchuna check posts are all being tested. Read more…


Business as usual in Thimphu from Monday

January 30, 2021: Schools, institutions and businesses to operate within the existing Covid-19 norms  

After 43 days of lockdown following a local outbreak of Covid-19, life in Thimphu will return to ‘normal’ starting February 1.

This means that people can return to work and institutions and businesses can open as usual. Residents will, however, have to follow existing Covid-19 norms.

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering announced the final phase of unlocking for Thimphu yesterday after all the four megazones in the capital cleared their Covid-19 test. Read more…


January 29, 2021

Press release from PMO

In what is the convergence of His Majesty’s blessings, prayers of our religious bodies, hard work of the frontline workers and support of every Bhutanese, the nation saw a successful lockdown.

Today, after more than 40 days, and over 280,000 tests of COVID-19 carried out nationwide, we are confident that the disease is under control, and limited only to the facilities.

The initial confirmation of the case at the flu clinic in Thimphu on December 20, 2020, which led to the lockdown, triggered fear that the disease would have spread throughout the country, hurling endless issues upon us. Read more…


Paro transitions to green zone

January 26, 2021: After more than a month’s lockdown, six gewogs and Paro Throm will be declared green zone from today.

Naja, Dogar, Doteng and Tsento gewogs were declared green zone from January 17.

With no community cases in 21 days, the dzongkhag task force decided to unlock the zones with certain restrictions. Read more…


Bhutan receives 150,000 doses of Covishield vaccine from India

Press Release

January 20, 2021

An AN32 glided its way into the Paro valley around 3.25 pm today, ferrying Bhutan’s first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine.

The aircraft of the Indian Air Force delivered 150,000 doses of Covishield vaccines from India, making Bhutan the first country to receive the gift, just four days after India’s own massive roll-out of the vaccine. Read more…


Covid-19 claims first victim in Bhutan

January 7, 2021

UPDATE: The 34-year-old man who died today is the first death case of Covid-19 in the country, Health Minister Dechen Wangmo just confirmed.

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the health ministry discussed the issue late into the evening. The deceased who suffered from chronic liver disease and renal failure was detected with Covid-19 on December 21 when he was admitted to JDWNRH for the treatment of severe hepatitis.

He was managed at the Covid-19 ward at the JDWNRH campus. Laboratory examination showed that his liver function test was grossly deranged and he was diagnosed with severe acute hepatitis. He received hemodialysis for acute kidney failure. According to the treating physician, the prognosis of such cases with hepato-renal failure is grave.


Press release

December 22, 2020

A nationwide lockdown will be enforced for seven days, starting tomorrow (December 23, 2020).In continuation to the inter-district movement restriction imposed this morning, the National COVID-19 Taskforce decided the need for a more stringent action after detection of sporadic cases in flu clinics in Thimphu and Paro, and also in Lhamoizingkha, which is evident of local transmission.

The lockdown across the nation will enable government to control the spread of the disease and also discern the extent of transmission in the communities. Read more…


December 22, 2020

We would like to inform all that additional COVID-19 cases have surfaced since last night. We have recorded five from Thimphu flu clinic, three from Paro flu clinic, one more in Lhamoizingkha and one at a quarantine facility in Phuentsholing.In order to prevent spread and assess situations, we will stop all inter-district travel of both vehicles and people with immediate effect. Essential movements and exit of export materials will be facilitated with close monitoring by Royal Bhutan Police.

Meanwhile, the National Taskforce is assessing the need for lockdown in Paro. We request everyone to refrain from coming out of homes, unless really necessary. We will keep you informed! 

Source: PMO, Bhutan


December 20, 2020

This is to inform the public that Thimphu Thromde will be under lockdown with immediate effect. All are requested to stay home. All offices, institutions and business entities shall remain closed until further notice.While all outbound travellers will be stopped, only emergencies and essential incoming movements into Thimphu will be considered.

A 25-year-old female, who visited the flu clinic at JDWNRH with symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. It was reconfirmed early today.The Health Ministry is conducting intensive contact tracing. The lockdown of the Thimphu Thromde will enable health officials to trace and test all possible contacts.

A primary contact had also traveled to Trongsa with multiple stops on the way. While all contacts have been identified, we urge people in Hongtsho, Thinleygang, Wangduephodrang, Phobjokha, Pelela and Trongsa to stay vigilant and refrain from moving out of their homes.

Depending on the degree of transmission, relaxations will be initiated over the coming days. We will keep you informed of critical developments. Please maintain public health protocols and stay indoors.

Source: PMO, Bhutan


September 17, 2020

BHUTAN FOUNDATION DONATES 200,000 NON-MEDICAL FACE MASKS TO BHUTAN

September 17, 2020, Thimphu: The Bhutan Foundation handed over 200,000 non-medical face masks to the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan for distribution to vulnerable communities, including the elderly population and pregnant women, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The donation is part of the ongoing “Bhutan Emergency COVID-19 Response and Health System Preparedness” activity  supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a U.S. Government agency, which leads international development and humanitarian efforts in over 100 countries to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance. Read more…


September 16, 2020

A total of 3710 individuals were randomly tested throughout the country starting 8th September 2020, out of which 2112 were from the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA), 1097 from the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), and 384 are from Royal Body Guards (RBG).

From these round of tests, 2 police personnel tested positive from Gelephu which was announced earlier on 12th September 2020.

Ministry of Health also takes a moment to thank all the RBP, RBA and RBG officials for thier unwavering service to the nation and in safeguaring the health of the public.


September 15, 2020

Community Transmission Mitigation Strategy

In order to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 and to minimize social and economic disruption, the four key interventions namely; Testing, Tracing, Treating and behavioural change is being implemented.

While testing, tracing and treating is being carried out by the Government, behavioural change is soley the responsibility of each one of us. As we know that the virus is here to stay and we should learn to live with it by adapting the new normal in our daily lives, we should ultimately know that ‘behaviourial change’ is our Gyenkhu to have a better and healthier environment to live in.


September 12, 2020

His Majesty The King’s Address to the People of Bhutan

Translation of His Majesty The King’s Address to the People of Bhutan

Last month, the threat of the pandemic became very real for Bhutan when the first COVID-19 cases were detected outside the quarantine facilities. It was extremely worrying to find several positive cases, in more than one place. Those who contracted the virus and their loved ones have suffered a great deal of anxiety.

A nationwide lockdown was introduced with immediate effect to contain the virus. The entire population had to stay home for weeks, stopping work, losing income, and running out of food and essentials. Yet, our people fully understood the magnitude of the threat we face, and willingly endured the discomfort and hardship, extending their wholehearted support to the government. I thank our people for being concerned about the collective good and showing exceptional forbearance and resilience. Read full address…


September 12, 2020

We now have 5 COVID-19 labs in Bhutan including the recently established in Dewathang Hospital, Samdrup Jongkhar.As of date, we have tested 53,806 people by RT-PCR (Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction) test and 59,543 by RDT (Rapid Diagnostic Test) Kits in these 5 COVID-19 labs.Adjusting by test per million we have done 146,852 tests and with this rate of testing, we stand 45th in the world.


September 11, 2020

COVID-19 lab at Dewathang Hospital is established and functional starting today.

A total of 5 COVID-19 Testing center are established across the country as of date:1. RCDC, Thimphu2. Phuentsholing Hospital3. ERRH, Mongar4. CRRH, Gelephu5. Dewathang Hospital, Samdrupjonkhar


September 8, 2020

2886 people were tested as a part of the second round of active community surveillance in the Yellow Zone, Phuntsholing on 5th and 6th September 2020 and all results came out negative.


September 4, 2020

Update:

Total positive cases since the lockdown

A total of 111 positive cases were detected from 11 August 2020 to 1 September 2020 which is approximately 49% of the total number of cases detected in Bhutan.

(The details are attached in the infographic)


September 4, 2020

Update:
Testing conducted since the lockdown

~ 4039 people tested while screening the DANTAK/IMTRAT cluster from 15th to 31st August, 2020

~ 31486 people tested in Paro, Phuntsholing, and Haa during the active community surveillance

~ 7484 travelers who traveled form Phuntsholing from 1st August 2020 onward were tested.


September 4, 2020

Update:

Data depicting people repatriated since March 2020 till 28th August 2020.More than 12000 Bhutanese were brought back home from different countries in the repatriation flights organized by the government.


August 31, 2020

Press Release

Initiating the unlocking process

Bhutan witnessed the first of a kind lockdown to combat spread of coronavirus in the country on August 11. Today, 21 days on, we are confident to state that our lockdown measures have been successful. And this underscores the very essence of being Bhutanese.

The government would like to thank each and every individual for staying home, and more so for keeping your problems and frustrations locked in with yourself. We are aware of your sacrifices.

Inconvenience on one hand, the 21-day lockdown has accelerated the downturn of already ailing economy. We are aware that you have lost your income, compromised your businesses and livelihood. Read more…


August 31, 2020

Her Excellency Minister of Health thanks everyone for exhibiting a tremendous level of unity and patience during this unprecedented time.

We must continue to do the same till we overcome the pandemic and emerge victorious.

Together we can!


August 24, 2020

Ushering in the third week of lockdown, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, in his message expresses gratitude to the people of Bhutan for the support and solidarity so far, and articulates the way forward.


August 18, 2020So far 913 people have been contact traced in connection to the COVID-19 positive case from Phuntsholing (25-year-old man from the dry port).24 have tested positive, 474 tested negative and the remaining are being tested.


August 11, 2020

Press Release

Government announces nationwide lockdown

The government announces nationwide lockdown starting today, following report of a COVID-19 positive case in Gelephu, who came in close contact with people in Thimphu, Gelephu, Paro and those along the way.

The government enforces restrictions on movement of people and vehicles within the Dzongkhags and beyond. Everyone is asked to stay home to protect themselves and their families from the disease, should there be undetected, rampant transmissions.

All schools, institutions, offices and commercial establishments will remain closed. Ongoing exams will be postponed, while the students and trainees in boarding facilities should continue to remain on campus and follow COVID-19 protocols. Read more…


August 11, 2020

URGENT NOTICE

August 11, 2020

Time: 3:15am

Following report of a COVID-19 positive case in Gelephu, who has come in close contact with people in Thimphu, Gelephu and those along the way, the government announces national lockdown starting today.

No movement of people and vehicles within or beyond Dzongkhags will be allowed unless authorised.

Prime Minister will come on BBS live at 7AM to share the details.

The government will share all information with the public as and when it becomes available. Please follow the updates and instructions closely.


July 3, 2020

Rapid Antigen testing is starting this week along bordering areas, high-risk population, and emergency cases. This test takes 30 minutes to give test results and is more specific in comparison to Rapid Antibody tests. Starting this week, we have also established a COVID-19 testing center in Gelephu. Antigen and Antibody tests will be performed in all the Dzongkhag while the PCR test will be performed only at the designated 4 COVID-19 testing centers.

– Health Minister


July 2, 2020: QUARANTINE AT A GLANCE 

Over a period of four months

A total of 8732 people have been quarantined as of 28th June 2020, of which 8324 were repatriated and rest are either primary contacts of the positive cases, frontline workers or the quarantine protocol violators.

Going by gender a total of 4696 male and 4036 female were quarantined.

35 infants under the age of 2 were quarantined during this period, 333 were between the age of 2 to 17, 7006 were between the age 18 to 34, 1252 were between the age of 35 to 60 and 106 were elderly population above the age of 60.

The highest number of people who were quarantined are students (3649) through repatriation.

India, Kuwait and UAE brought in the highest number of people inside Bhutan.

– Ministry of Health


BHUTAN FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES NU. 12 MILLION TO HIS MAJESTY’S KIDU FUND FOR COVID-19

June 24, 2020 – Thimphu, Bhutan: The Bhutan Foundation, upon the command of its co-chair, Her Majesty Gyalyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, offered a contribution of Twelve Million Ngultrum to His Majesty’s Kidu Fund for COVID-19 through the Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon. This contribution to the COVID-19 fund is a gesture of gratitude and deep respect for the tireless efforts of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo for the welfare of the Bhutanese people in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more…


May 14, 2020

20th COVID-19 case of Bhutan.

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.

Source: Ministry of Health, RGoB


April 30, 2020

Press Release from The Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu

The Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu has granted Nu. 150 million as the first disbursement of the Relief Kidu to 13,006 people. The Relief Kidu will be at Nu. 12,000 per person per month for recipients of the full amount of the Kidu and Nu. 8,000 per month for recipients of the partial amount of the Kidu. Additional support of Nu. 800 per child per month will be granted to eligible beneficiaries with children. The Kidu will be provided for three months – April, May and June 2020. Read more…


April 28, 2020:

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.

Source: Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan.



Press Release

Legendary Artists Keola Beamer and Jigme Drukpa Spread Aloha from the Himalayas to Hawai`i in a Free Online Concert and Q&A

Washington, DC, April 8, 2020: On Friday, April 17, enter the worlds of award-winning artists Keola Beamer and Jigme Drukpa as they bring together the sounds of the Himalayas and Hawai`i in a free livestream concert and interactive Q&A session. Read more…



Full post from His Majesty’s Facebook page update:

18 April 2020:

His Majesty The King arrived in Thimphu after a weeklong visit to Samtse and Phuentsholing to review security and preparatory measures to combat COVID-19.

In Phuentsholing, His Majesty visited Amochu Land Development and Township Project area, to inspect progress of the work on construction of shelters for the Bhutanese evacuated from Jaigoan before the closure of the border. 1,300 RBA personnel together with around 180 volunteers from Technical Training Institutes have been working to compete the structures by the end of this month. Over a thousand households, living in school and college campuses in Phuentsholing at present, will be accommodated in these houses.

His Majesty also granted Audiences to the COVID-19 Task Force members in Phuentsholing, Gomtu, and Samtse.

In Samtse, His Majesty visited settlements along the border, where there is risk of cross-border transmissions. The borders are being patrolled by the RBA and RBP, together with DeSuups and volunteers from the nearby villages.

His Majesty also granted separate Audiences to the DeSuups being trained in Samtse, Tendruk and Tashichoeling.

An accelerated DeSuung training programme to train about 2,500 teachers, in-service graduates, unemployed youth, and other volunteers simultaneously in 7 different locations is currently underway. The 3-week programme, which started on the 6th of April, has special focus on public health and security, to prepare the trainees to support health workers in our efforts against COVID-19 if necessary.

All the volunteers and trainers were tested for COVID-19 at the start of the program to rule out the possibility of a community spread.

Training for another batch of 2,520 DeSuups will start from 4th of May.


April 10th, 2020: His Majesty’s Address to the Nation

English Translation of His Majesty’s Address to the Nation

The world is faced with an unprecedented challenge due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The risks unleashed by this pandemic are escalating by the day.

Realising that Bhutan will not be an exception to the adverse effects of this global pandemic, we have planned and implemented various strategies to cope with the threat in a timely and effective manner. Read full translation…


From Coronavirus to Corona Victory

The second Bhutanese to test positive for Covid-19 shares her views with Kuensel in this letter written from the isolation ward of the national referral hospital. Read more…


Letter from a Hotel Room

The room’s well furnished, spick-and-span. A queen-size bed in the centre, there is also a table by the side with a water boiler, tea bags, instant coffee packets and sugar arranged neatly by expert hands. This is my room at Tsherim Resort in Paro. Read more…


Thank You Bhutan

The second Covid-19 patient, Sandi Fischer shares her experience

Like most tourists, Sandi Fischer and her partner, Bert Hewitt planned a trip to Bhutan to explore the country’s unique culture and tradition.

On the list of places to visit, the Americans had Thimphu, Paro and Punakha.   “Bert and I really enjoy hiking so part of our decision was related to that, as well as hearing wonderful things about the people and culture of Bhutan.”

However, their plan began to fall apart as they arrived in the country on March 2. Bert Hewitt,76, started feeling ill soon after their plane landed at the Paro international airport. Read more…


The Two First COVID-19 Patients Recover

Early detection and containment approach, which Bhutan has adopted to fight against Covid-19, has worked well for the country.

While the three Bhutanese who have tested positive to the virus were already placed in designated quarantine facilities upon their arrival in the country, the first two patients have recovered. Read more…


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March 30, 2020

Letter from the Prime Minister of Bhutan to those in quarantine

My dear friends in quarantine,

Today, the government decided to extend the quarantine period from initial 14 to 21 days. The decision was arrived at purely to align with the COVID-19 response modes we are adopting by the day.

The country is embracing highest preventive approach and as our surveillance picks up more cases from the quarantine facilities, this is one of the ways to minimise possibilities of missing out. Read full letter…


Press Release from Prime Minister’s Office
March 27, 2020

As we strive to stay ahead of the spread of coronavirus, with His Majesty’s guidance, the government has introduced highest level of preventive measures all along. This includes recent closure of all border gates early this week.

Reinforced by an efficient containment system, the government is making efforts to come out of the pandemic with slightest of burden on the people of Bhutan. Read full press release…


HIS MAJESTY ADDRESSES THE NATION ON COVID-19

English translation of His Majesty the King’s address

Starting today, our land borders will be sealed.

We are compelled to take this drastic measure in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. As you have been made aware through various government bulletins, the virus is spreading, causing immense disruption worldwide, and drawing closer to us each day. Read full translation…


LESSONS FROM BHUTAN’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Prime Minister of Bhutan distributing free hand sanitizer in Thimphu Photo: PMO

As the situation around COVID-19 develops around the world, we’re seeing story after story of growing challenges and the heroic people in our health sectors who are rising to meet those challenges. We at the Bhutan Foundation wanted to take a moment to recognize the speed, compassion, and consideration that His Majesty the King and Bhutan’s leaders in the government, including the Prime Minister and the Health Minister, took to address the public when the virus made its way across the border this March and to offer our own ways to stay engaged during this uncertain time.

Read full letter from our Executive Director


July 21, 2021

1 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 40 years old
Gender: Female
Nationality: Bhutanese
Case type:
Phuntsholing: 1 Community
Meanwhile, 54 individuals recovered today.

July 20, 2021

28 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 2 - 63 years old
Gender: 15 Male, 13 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse : 5 Contact
Phuntsholing : 9 Contact & 14 Community

July 19, 2021

6 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 4 - 63 years old
Gender: 3 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse : 2 Contact
Phuntsholing : 2 Contact & 2 Community
Meanwhile, 83 individuals recovered as of today.

July 18, 2021

10 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 3 - 65 years old
Gender: 7 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse: 5 Contact
Phuntsholing: 5 Contact
Meanwhile, 4 individuals recovered as of today.

July 17, 2021

13 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 6 - 66 years old
Gender: 8 Male, 5 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse (2 Gomtu & 4 Samtse): 6 Contact
Phuntsholing : 3 Contact & 2 Community
Samdrup Jongkhar: 2 Imported

July 16, 2021

18 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 1 - 53 years old
Gender: 7 Male, 11 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse (Gomtu) : 13 Contact
Phuntsholing : 4 Contact & 1 Imported
Meanwhile, 11 individuals recovered today.

July 15, 2021

15 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 2 - 50 years old
Gender: 5 Male, 5 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Thimphu: 2 Community (High risk to low-risk travelers detected from Quarantine Facility) Samtse (Gomtu): 5 Contact
Phuntsholing: 3 Contact
Meanwhile, 9 individuals recovered today.

July 14, 2021

46 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 4 months - 59 years old
Gender: 31 Male, 15 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse (Gomtu) : 15 Contact
Phuntsholing : 30 Contact, 1 Community
Meanwhile, 32 individuals recovered today.

July 13, 2021

34 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 3 - 66 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 23 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse: 4 Contact and 8 Community
Phuntsholing: 3 Contact, 18 Community & 1 Imported

July 12, 2021

15 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 12 - 55 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 11 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse : 3 Contact
Phuntsholing : 11 Community & 1 Imported
Meanwhile, 13 individuals recovered today.

July 11, 2021

9 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 5 - 50 years old
Gender: 3 Male, 6 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse: 5 Contact
Phuntsholing: 4 Contact
Meanwhile, 40 individuals recovered today.

July 10, 2021

8 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 2 - 30 years old
Gender: 5 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse : 3 Community
Phuntsholing : 4 Contact
Samdrup Jongkhar: 1 Imported
Note: On further case investigation by the National Outbreak Investigation and Surveillance Team, positive cases have been re-classified as following:
A. Contact: A case detected through active contact tracing of a confirmed case OR A case detected among the contacts in the quarantine facility (home or facility)
B. Community: A case detected where the source of exposure cannot be traced/established or unknown.

July 9, 2021

6 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 21 - 33 years old
Gender: 2 Male, 4 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse : 2 Contact & 1 Frontliner
Phuntsholing : 1 Community & 1 Frontliner
Sarpang : 1 Imported
Meanwhile, 3 individuals recovered today.

July 8, 2021

3 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 35 - 58 years old
Gender: All Male
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Wangdue Phodrang: 2 Quarantine Facility (High-risk to Low-risk travelers )
Phuntsholing: 1 Contact
Meanwhile, 15 individuals recovered today.

July 7, 2021

39 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 10 - 83 years old
Gender: 17 Male, 22 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Thimphu: 1 Imported
Samtse (Gomtu): 30 Contact
Sarpang: 2 Imported
Phuntsholing : 5 Flu Clinic, 1 Contact
Meanwhile, 24 individuals recovered today.

July 6, 2021

41 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 9 - 68 years old
Gender: 23 Male, 18 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse : 27 Contact & 3 Flu clinic
Phuntsholing : 3 Flu Clinic, 6 Contact, 1 Frontliner & 1 Imported
Meanwhile, 11 individuals recovered today.

July 5, 2021

10 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 15 - 48 years old
Gender: 6 Male, 4 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Samtse : 8 Contact
Phuntsholing : 2 Flu Clinic
Meanwhile, 10 individuals recovered today.

July 4, 2021

26 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 1 - 56 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 15 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Thimphu: 2 Imported
Samtse : 7 Contact & 8 Community & 1 Frontliner
Phuntsholing : 7 Contact & 1 Community
Meanwhile, 50 individuals recovered today.

July 3, 2021

11 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 18 - 64 years old
Gender: 10 Male, 1 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Sarpang : 9 Imported
Samtse : 1 Contact
Phuntsholing : 1 Contact

July 2, 2021

18 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 4 - 57 years old
Gender: 7 Male, 11 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Phuntsholing : 2 Contact & 6 Community
Samtse : 10 Contact

Meanwhile, 9 individuals recovered today.

July 1, 2021

4 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 22 - 73 years old
Gender: 1 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Phuntsholing : 2 Contact & 1 Flu Clinic
Samtse : 1 Contact

Meanwhile, 38 individuals recovered today.

June 30, 2021

24 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 7 - 50 years old
Gender: 8 Male, 16 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Phuntsholing : 1 Contact & 2 Flu Clinic & 13 Community
Samtse : 1 Contact & 5 Flu Clinic
Pemagatshel: 2 Contacts

June 29, 2021

14 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 7 months - 52 years old
Gender: 6 Male, 8 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Phuntsholing: 1 Imported
Samtse : 12 Contact & 1 Flu Clinic

Meanwhile, 6 individuals recovered as of today.

June 28, 2021

10 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 6 - 29 years old
Gender: 9 Male, 1 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Phuntsholing: 2 Contact
Samtse (Gomtu) : 8 Contact

Meanwhile, 20 individuals recovered as of today.

June 27, 2021

25 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 5 - 58 years old
Gender: 16 Male, 9 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
Phuntsholing : 7 Contact & 3 Flu Clinic
Samtse (Gomtu) : 5 Community & 10 Contact

Meanwhile, 7 individuals recovered as of today.

June 26, 2021

14 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 22 - 46 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing : 2 Contact & 2 Flu Clinic & 3 Imported
- Samtse (Gomtu) : 1 Flu clinic & 1 Frontliner
- Pemagatshel (Nganglam): 5 Contact

June 25, 2021

7 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 16 - 69 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Thimphu: 2 Imported
- Phuntsholing : 1 Community & 1 Frontliner
- Samtse (Gomtu) : 2 Contact
- Pemagatshel (Nganglam): 1 Contact

Meanwhile, 3 individuals recovered today.

June 24, 2021

36 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 9 - 68 years old
Gender: 23 Male, 13 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing : 4 Contact & 3 Flu Clinic
- Samtse (Gomtu) : 25 Contact & 2 Flu Clinic
- Pemagatshel (Nganglam): 2 Contact

Meanwhile, 35 individuals recovered today.

June 23, 2021

7 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 13-50 years old
Gender: 3 Male, 4 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing : 1 Contact
- Samtse (Gomtu) : 4 Contact & 1 Frontliner
- Paro: 1 Imported

June 22, 2021

24 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 3 - 83 years old
Gender: 17 Male, 7 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing : 1 Contact & 1 Imported
- Samtse (6 Gomtu & 13 Sipsoo) : 19 Contact
- Pemagatshel (Nganglam): 3 contact

Meanwhile, 17 individuals recovered today.

June 21, 2021

15 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 1 - 50 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 4 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing : 4 Contact & 1 Imported
- Samtse (Gomtu) : 10 Contact
Meanwhile, 9 individuals recovered today.

June 20, 2021

21 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 4 - 44 years old
Gender: 15 Male, 6 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing: 13 Contact
- Samtse (Gomtu) : 6 Contact
- Thimphu: 2 Imported

Meanwhile, 132 individuals recovered today.

June 19, 2021

14 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 10 - 43 years old
Gender: 8 Male, 6 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing: 5 Contact
- Samtse (Gomtu) : 7 Contact
- Pemagatshel (Nganglam) : 2 Frontliner

June 18, 2021

7 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 2 months - 42 years old
Gender: 6 Male, 1 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing : 1 Contact
- Samtse (Gomtu) : 6 Contact
Meanwhile, 14 individuals recovered today.

June 17, 2021

28 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 8 - 61 years old
Gender: 17 Male, 11 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing : 1 Contact & 1 Community
- Samtse (Gomtu) : 23 Contact & 3 Flu clinic

Meanwhile, 29 individuals recovered today.

June 16, 2021

12 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 25 - 55 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 1 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing : 1 Contact & 7 Community
- Samtse (Gomtu) : 2 Contact & 2 Community
Meanwhile, 5 individuals recovered today.

June 15, 2021

16 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 12 - 71 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 5 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Samtse (Phuntshopelri - Formerly known as Gomtu): 9 Contact & 1 Frontliner
- Phuntsholing : 2 Contact & 3 Flu clinic & 1 Imported
Meanwhile, 29 individuals recovered today.

June 15, 2021

16 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 12 - 71 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 5 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Samtse (Phuntshopelri - Formerly known as Gomtu): 9 Contact & 1 Frontliner
- Phuntsholing : 2 Contact & 3 Flu clinic & 1 Imported
Meanwhile, 29 individuals recovered today.

June 14, 2021

13 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 9 - 55 years old
Gender: 10 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Samtse (Phuntshopelri - Formerly known as Gomtu & Tashichholing ): 11 Contact & 2 Frontliner

June 13, 2021

5 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 24 - 60 years old
Gender: 1 Male, 4 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuentsholing: 2 Frontliner
- Samtse: 2 Community & 1 Flu clinic
Meanwhile, 27 individuals recovered today.

June 12, 2021

19 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 6 - 84 years old
Gender: 7 Male, 12 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuentsholing: 1 Contact & 5 Flu clinic & 1 Frontliner
- Samtse: 6 Contact & 1 Frontliner & 1 Flu clinic
- Samdrup Jongkhar: 4 Contact

June 11, 2021

20 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 3 - 71 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 9 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuentsholing: 10 Imported & 4 Contact
- Samtse: 1 Frontliner
- Samdrup Jongkhar: 5 Contact

June 10, 2021

30 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 5 Months - 53 years old
Gender: 15 Male, 15 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuentsholing: 7 Imported
- Samtse: 11 Contact & 1 Frontliner & 1 Flu clinic
- Samdrup Jongkhar: 10 Contact
Meanwhile, 16 individuals are declared recovered today.

June 9, 2021

15 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 27 - 85 years old
Gender: 10 Male, 5 Female
Nationality: 14 Bhutanese & 1 Non- Bhutanese Case type:
- Phuentsholing: 2 Contact
- Samtse: 13 Contact
Meanwhile, 8 individuals are declared recovered today.

June 8, 2021

21 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 3 months- 42years old
Gender: 12 Male, 9 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuentsholing: 8 Contact & 1 Imported
- Samtse: 10 Contact
- Paro: 2 Imported
Meanwhile, 11 individuals are declared recovered as of today.

June 7, 2021

16 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 13 - 41 years old
Gender: 10 Male, 6 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing: 6 Contact
- Paro: 10 Imported
Meanwhile, 17 individuals recovered as of today.

June 6, 2021

5 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 21 - 47 years old
Gender: 2 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing: 1 Imported
- Samdrup Jongkhar: 2 Contact
- Samtse: 2 Community
Meanwhile, 18 individuals recovered as of today.

June 5, 2021

13 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 16 - 31 years old
Gender: 10 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing: 2 Contact & 8 Imported
- Paro: 3 Imported
Meanwhile, 43 individuals recovered as of today.

June 4, 2021

15 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 1 month - 46 years old
Gender: 6 Male, 9 Female Nationality: All Bhutanese

Case type:
- Phuntsholing: 6 Contact & 3 community & 3 Flu clinic & 2 Imported
- Paro: 1 Imported

June 3, 2021

15 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 9 - 76 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 4 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Paro: 3 Imported
- Samtse: 4 Contact
- Phuntsholing: 7 Contact & 1 Flu clinic
Meanwhile, 19 individuals are declared recovered as of today.

June 2, 2021

7 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 14 - 47 years old
Gender: 3 Male, 4 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing: 4 Contact & 2 Imported
- Samdrup Jongkhar: 1 Contact

June 1, 2021

12 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Age Range: 12- 71 years old
Gender: 6 Male, 6 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Thimphu: 1 Imported
- Phuntsholing: 2 Contact & 4 Community & 2 Imported
- Samtse: 3 Contact

May 31, 2021

8 news cases in the last 24 hours.
Age Range: 19- 40 years old
Gender: 2 Male, 6 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type:
- Phuntsholing: 1 Contact & 3 Imported
- Samtse: 1 Frontliner
- Trashigang: 1 Contact
- Paro: 2 Imported

May 30, 2021

9 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Age Range: 23- 47 years old
Gender: 7 Male, 2 Female
Nationality: 8 Bhutanese, 1 Non-Bhutanese
Case type:
- Paro: 1 Imported
- Phuntsholing: 4 Contact & 1 Flu clinic
- Samtse: 3 Frontliner Meanwhile, 34 individuals are declared recovered as of today.

May 29, 2021

100 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Age Range: 1 - 94 years old
Gender: 49 Male, 51 Female
Nationality: 92 Bhutanese, 8 Non-Bhutanese
Case type:
- Thimphu: 1 Imported
- Phuntsholing: 6 Contact & 11 Imported
- Samdrup Jongkhar: 79 Contacts
- Trashigang: 3 Contacts

May 28, 2021

12 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Age Range: 10 - 78 years old
Gender: 7 Male, 5 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 2 Contact & 5 Community ( Phuntsholing), 5 Contact (Trashigang)

May 27, 2021

27 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Age Range: 22 - 81 years old
Gender: 13 Male, 14 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 1 Contact & 1 Community ( Phuntsholing), 25 Contact (Samdrup Jongkhar)

May 26, 2021

41 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Age Range: 5 - 79 years old
Gender: 23 Male, 18 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 15 Contact & 1 Imported ( Phuntsholing), 12 Contact (Samdrup Jongkhar), 1 Imported (Thimphu), 12 Community (Trashigang)

May 25, 2021

12 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Age Range: 9 - 69 years old
Gender: 6 Male, 6 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 5 Contact & 1 Imported ( Phuntsholing), 6 Contact (Samdrup Jongkhar)

May 24, 2021

17 new cases in the last 24 hours. Age Range: 3 - 75 years old
Gender: 12 Male, 5 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 1 Contact & 1 Imported ( Phuntsholing), 8 Contact (Samdrup Jongkhar), 7 Contact (Trashigang)

May 23, 2021

2 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Age Range: 13 and 50 years oldbr> Gender: Both Female
Nationality: Bhutanese
Case type: 1 Imported ( Phuntsholing), 1 Community (Samdrup Jongkhar)

May 22, 2021

18 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Age Range: 20 - 75 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 7 Female
Nationality: 13 Bhutanese, 5 Non-Bhutanese
Case type: 2 Imported ( Paro), 4 Community & 6 Conatct & 1 Imported( Phuntsholing), 4 Community & 1 Contact (Samdrup Jongkhar)

May 21, 2021

36 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Age Range: 3 - 65 years old
Gender: 21 Male, 15 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 1 Imported ( Paro), 4 Contact & 1 Flu clinic & 2 Frontliner & 4 Imported( Phuntsholing), 21 Contact (Samdrup Jongkhar), 2 Imported (Thimphu), 1 Contact (Trashigang)

May 20, 2021

16 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 12 - 41 years old
Gender: 9 Male, 7 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 11 Imported ( Paro, Phuntsholing), 3 Contact & 1 community ( Phuntsholing), 1 contact (Trashigang)

May 19, 2021

13 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 8 -56 years old
Gender: 10 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 4 Imported (Thimphu & Phuntsholing), 1 Contact & 3 community ( Phuntsholing), 1 Contact & 2 Community (Samdrupjongkhar), 2 Community (Trashigang)

May 18, 2021

13 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 8 -56 years old
Gender: 9 Male, 4 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 7 Imported (Thimphu), 1 Contact & 5 Community (Samdrupjongkhar)
Meanwhile, 9 individuals recovered in the past 24 hours.

May 17, 2021

10 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 10 months-50 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 6 Female
Nationality: 9 Bhutanese, 1 Non- Bhutanese Case type: 1 Contact (Samtse), 9 Contact (Phuntsholing)
Meanwhile, 22 individuals recovered in the past 24 hours.

May 16, 2021

7 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 25-58 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 2 Imported (Phuntsholing, Thimphu), 1 Contact, 1 Flu clinic , 3 community (Phuntsholing)
Meanwhile, 1 individual is declared recovered in the last 24 hours.

May 15, 2021

3 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 35-45 years old
Gender: 1 Male, 2 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 1 Imported (Thimphu), 1 Community (Phuntsholing), 1 contact ( Samtse)
Meanwhile, 33 individuals are declared recovered in last 24 hours.

May 14, 2021

13 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 2-54 years old
Gender: 6 Male, 7 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 7 Contacts & 1 Community (Phuntsholing), 5 Imported (Paro & Thimphu)

May 13, 2021

6 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 23- 33 years old
Gender: 5 Male, 1 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 1 Community & 1 Frontliner (Samtse), 4 Imported (Phuentsholing)

May 12, 2021

10 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 8- 70 years old
Gender: 5 Male, 5 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 3 contact (Phuntsholing), 3 Contact (Samdrup Jongkhar), 4 Imported ( Paro, Samtse and Phuentsholing)
Meanwhile, 20 individuals recovered in the last 24 hrs.

May 11, 2021

6 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 1- 62 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 2 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 2 Frontliner (Phuntsholing), 1 community (Phuntsholing), 3 Contact (Samdrup Jongkhar)
Meanwhile, 31 individuals recovered in the last 24 hours.

May 10, 2021

20 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 10- 51 years old
Gender: 17 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 6 Frontliner (Phuntsholing), 3 Community (Phuntsholing), 8 Contact (Phuntsholing), 3 Contact (Samdrup Jongkhar)
Meanwhile, 22 individuals recovered in the last 24 hrs.

May 9, 2021

19 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 5- 85 years old
Gender: 8 Male, 11 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 6 Imported (Samtse), 3 Contact (Samdrupjongkhar), 9 contacts ( Phuntsholing), 1 community(Phuntsholing)
Meanwhile, 2 individuals recovered in the last 24 hrs.

May 8, 2021

12 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 19- 68 years old
Gender: 6 Male, 6 Female
Nationality: 11 Bhutanese, 1 Non- Bhutanese
Case type: 5 Imported (Paro, Thimphu), 6 Contact (Phuntsholing), 1 community(Phuntsholing)
Meanwhile, 28 individuals recovered in the last 24 hrs.

May 7, 2021

29 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 10-71 years old
Gender: 16 Male, 13 Female
Nationality: 28 Bhutanese, 1 Non- Bhutanese
Case type: 20 Imported (Paro, Phuntsholing, Thimphu), 8 Contact (Phuntsholing), 1 community(Samdrupjongkhar )
Meanwhile, 9 individuals recovered in the last 24 hrs.

May 6, 2021

17 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 11-60 years old
Gender: 6 Male, 11 Female
Nationality: 15 Bhutanese, 2 Non- Bhutanese
Case type: 6 Imported (Paro, Phuntsholing, Samtse), 10 Contact (Phuntsholing, Samdrupjongkhar), 1 community(Phuntsholing )
Meanwhile, 11 individuals recovered in the last 24 hrs.

May 5, 2021

9 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 20-69 years old
Gender: 7 Male, 2 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 7 Imported (Paro, Phuntsholing, Thimphu), 1 Contact (Phuntsholing), 1 contact (Samdrupjongkhar)
Meanwhile, 18 individuals recovered in the last 24 hours.

May 4, 2021

16 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 4-44 years old
Gender: 6 Male, 10 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 13 Imported (Paro, Phuntsholing, Thimphu), 2 Contact, 1 Community (Phuntsholing)

May 2, 2021

5 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 16-29 years old
Gender: 2 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 1 Imported (Phuntsholing), 1 Contact (Phuntsholing), 2 Mass Screening (Phuntsholing), 1 Frontliner(Phuntsholing)
Meanwhile, 3 individuals are declared recovered in the last 24 hrs.

April 30, 2021

8 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 17-60 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 4 Female
Nationality: 7 Bhutanese, 1 Non- Bhutanese
Case type: 5 Imported
(Samdrupjongkhar,Phuntsholing, Paro), 3 community (Phuntsholing)

Note:
3 cases from the Phuntsholing community is not tested as part of the mass screening.
Meanwhile, 5 individuals are declared recovered in the last 24 hrs.

April 29, 2021

7 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 24-37 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: 6 Bhutanese, 1 Non- Bhutanese Case type: 3 Imported (Phuntsholing, Paro), 4 contacts (Phuntsholing)
Meanwhile, 19 individuals are declared recovered in the last 24 hrs.

April 28, 2021

6 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 16-26 years old
Gender: 5 Male, 1 Female
Nationality: 4 Bhutanese, 2 Non- Bhutanese
Case type: 5 Imported (Phuntsholing, Paro), 1 Frontliner (Phuntsholing)
Meanwhile, 10 individuals are declared recovered in the last 24 hrs.

April 27, 2021

27 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 17-53 years old
Gender: 11 Male, 16 Female
Nationality: 20 Bhutanese, 7 Non- Bhutanese
Case type: 18 Imported (Phuntsholing, Paro), 4 Frontliners (Samdrupjongkhar), 5 Contact (Phuntsholing)
Meanwhile, 13 individuals are declared recovered in the last 24 hrs.

April 26, 2021

4 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 23-43 years old
Gender: 2 Male, 2 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 2 Imported (Phuntsholing), 2 Contact (Phuntsholing)
Meanwhile, 11 individuals are declared recovered in the last 24 hrs.

April 25, 2021

4 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 23-43 years old
Gender: 2 Male, 2 Female
Nationality: All Bhutanese
Case type: 1 Imported ( Paro), 1 Frontliner on Duty (Phuntsholing), 2 Contact (Phuentsholing)

April 24, 2021

10 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 25-54 years old
Gender: 9 Male, 1 Female
Nationality: 8 Bhutanese, 2 Non-Bhutanese
Case type: 3 Imported ( Paro, Phuentsholing), 7 Contact (Phuentsholing)
Meanwhile, 1 individuals have recovered as of today.

April 23, 2021

16 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 11-72 years old
Gender: 12 Male, 4 Female
Nationality: 8 Bhutanese, 8 Non-Bhutanese
Case type: 14 Imported case
(Samdrupjongkhar, Thimphu, Paro, Phuentsholing), 1 community, 1 contact (Phuentsholing)

April 22, 2021

6 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 8-53 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 2 Female
Nationality: 4 Bhutanese, 2 Non-Bhutanese
Case type: 2 Imported, 2 Contacts, 1 Community, 1 Frontliner on quarantine duty ( All the cases are detected from Phuntsholing)

April 21, 2021

20 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 17-52 years old
Gender: 14 Male, 6 Female
Nationality: 13 Bhutanese, 7 Non-Bhutanese
Case type: 14 Imported ( Phuentsholing, Paro and Thimphu), 6 Contacts (Phuntsholing)

April 21, 2021

5 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 21-47 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 1 Female
Nationality: 3 Bhutanese, 2 Non-Bhutanese
Case type: 2 Community (Phuntsholing), 3 Frontliners on quarantine duty (Thimphu)
Meanwhile, 2 individuals are declared recovered as of today.

April 19, 2021

4 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 31-36 years old
Gender: 3 Male, 1 Female
Nationality: 1 Bhutanese, 3 Non-Bhutanese
Case type: 2 Community, 2 Imported case (All Phuntsholing)
Meanwhile, 3 individuals are declared recovered as of today.

April 18, 2021

5 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 25-75 years old
Gender: 5 Male
Nationality: 3 Bhutanese, 2 Non-Bhutanese
Case type: Imported case (1 Thimphu, 1 Paro, Phuntsholing, 2 Gelephu)

April 17, 2021

7 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 21-44 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: 3 Bhutanese, 4 Non-Bhutanese
Case type: 3 contacts (Frontliners who were on quarantine duty), 4 Imported case
Quarantine Facility: 6 Phuntsholing, 1 Paro

April 16, 2021

7 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 21-44 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: 3 Bhutanese, 4 Non-Bhutanese
Case type: 3 contacts (Frontliners who were on quarantine duty), 4 Imported case
Quarantine Facility: 6 Phuntsholing, 1 Paro

April 15, 2021

5 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 22- 52 years old
Gender: 4 Male, 1 Female
Nationality: 4 Non-Bhutanese, 1 Bhutanese
Case type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: Phuntsholing

April 14, 2021

2 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 31-38 years old
Gender: 2 Male
Nationality: Expatriate
Case type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: 1 Phuntsholing, 1 Gelephu

April 13, 2021

6 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 39 - 72 years old
Gender: 3 Male, 3 Female
Nationality: 3 Bhutanese, 3 Expatriate
Case type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: 3 Thimphu, 3 Phuntsholing

April 12, 2021

3 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 24-33
Gender: All Male
Nationality: Bhutanese
Case type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: Thimphu

April 11, 2021

8 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 33- 48
Gender: 8 Male
Nationality: All Expatriate
Case type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: Phuntsholing

April 10, 2021

4 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 29-48
Gender: 4 Male
Nationality: 4 Expatriate
Case type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: 4 Phuntsholing

April 9, 2021

6 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 10-52
Gender: 1 Female, 5 Male
Nationality: 1 Bhutanese, 5 Expatriate
Case type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: 1 Thimphu, 5 Phuntsholing

April 8, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours
One individual recovered as of today taking the National recovery rate to 97%.
Meanwhile, 472,139 individuals were vaccinated as of today.

April 7, 2021

4 new cases in the last 24 hours
Age Range: 23-38
Gender: All Male
Nationality: 1 Bhutanese, 3 Expatriate
Case type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: 1 Thimphu, 3 Phuntsholing

Meanwhile 470,976 individuals were vaccinated as of today.

April 6, 2021

5 new cases in the last 24 hours:
Age Range: 22-44
Gender: All Male
Nationality: 2 Bhutanese, 3 Expatriate
Case type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: 2 Thimphu, 3 Phuntsholing

Meanwhile 469,664 individuals were vaccinated as of today.

April 5, 2021

No new Cases in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 468,297 individuals were vaccinated as of 05.04.2021.

April 4, 2021

No new Cases in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 466,811 individuals were vaccinated as of 04.04.2021.

April 3, 2021

2 new cases in the last 24 hours:
Age Range: 49- 53 years
Gender: 1 Male and 1 Female
Nationality: Bhutanese
Case type: Imported case (They recently returned from abroad)
Quarantine Facility: Thimphu

Meanwhile, 459,752 individuals were vaccinated as of 03.04.2021.

April 2, 2021

3 new cases in the last 24 hours:
Age Range: 38- 47 years
Gender: 2 Male and 1 Female
Nationality: 2 Bhutanese, 1 Expatriate
Case type: Imported case (They recently returned from abroad)
Quarantine Facility: 2 Thimphu, 1 Phuntsholing

One individual recovered today taking the national recovery rate to 97.8%. Meanwhile, 453,595 individuals were vaccinated as of 02.04.2021.

April 1, 2021

13 new cases in the last 24 hours: Age Range: 30-48 years
Gender: 10 Male and 3 Female
Nationality: Bhutanese
Case type: Imported case (They recently returned from abroad)
Quarantine Facility: Thimphu

Meanwhile, 434,837 individuals were vaccinated as of 01.04.2021 covering 87.64% of the eligible population in the country.

March 31, 2021

One new case in the last 24 hours.
Age and gender: 24-year-old Male Nationality: Expatriate
Case type: Imported case ( He recently returned from abroad)
Quarantine Facility: Phuntsholing

Meanwhile, 394,765 individuals were vaccinated as of 8 PM, 29.03.2021 covering 79.29% of the eligible population in the country.
The top three most common adverse reactions reported were headache, fever, and injection site pain.

March 30, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours
Meanwhile, 343,707 individuals were vaccinated as of 8 PM, 29.03.2021 covering 68.6% of the eligible population in the country.
The top three most common adverse reactions reported were headache, fever, and injection site pain.

March 29, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours
Meanwhile, 274,703 individuals were vaccinated as of 8 PM, 29.03.2021 covering 56.4% of the eligible population in the country.
The top three most common adverse reactions reported were headache, fever, and injection site pain.

March 28, 2021

One new case in the last 24 hours:
Age and Gender: 44-year-old Male
Nationality: Expatriate
Case Type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: Phuntsholing

Day 2: Nationwide Vaccination campaign
183,271 individuals were vaccinated as of 8 PM, 28.03.2021 covering 37.5 % of the eligible population in the country.
The top three adverse reaction reported were headache, fever and nausea. All the adverse reaction reported were minor.

March 27, 2021

One new case in the last 24 hours:
Age and Gender: 27-year-old Male
Nationality: Expatriate
Case Type: Imported case
Quarantine Facility: Phuntsholing
Meanwhile, 85,949 Individuals got vaccinated as of 7.30 PM, 27th March 2021.

March 26, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 512,905 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 25, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 509,873 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 24, 2021

One new case in the last 24 hours:
Age and gender: 36-year-old Male
Nationality: Bhutanese
Case type: Imported case ( He recently returned from abroad)
Quarantine Facility: Thimphu
Meanwhile, 505,710 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 23, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 500,316 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 22, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 495,141 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 21, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 493,493 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 20, 2021

One new case in the last 24 hours:
Age and Gender: 28-year-old Female
Nationality: Bhutanese
Case Type: Imported case ( She returned from abroad recently)
Meanwhile, 491,583 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 19, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 489,225 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 18, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 486,111 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 17, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 480,372 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 16, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 475,353 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 15, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 470,627 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 14, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 465,769 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 13, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 459,580 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 12, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 450,961 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 11, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 439,304 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 10, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 420,655 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 9, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 395,256 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 8, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 363,435 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 7, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 324,084 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 6, 2021

A 65-year-old male returning from India and under facility quarantine in Thimphu was detected with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
With the new lone active case, the national recovery rate is now 99.77%.
Meanwhile, 287,412 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 5, 2021

No new cases in the last 10 days.
With the recovery of the lone active case in the last 24 hours, the national recovery rate is now 99.88%.
Meanwhile, 245,196 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 4, 2021

No new cases in the last 9 days.
With no new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the national recovery rate still sits at 99.76%.
Meanwhile, 206,989 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.

March 3, 2021

No new cases in the last 8 days.
With no new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the national recovery rate still sits at 99.76%.
Meanwhile, 174,325 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:00 PM today.
All eligible Bhutanese can register for COVID-19 vaccination through Bhutan Vaccine System

March 2, 2021

No new cases in the last 7 days.
With no new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the national recovery rate still sits at 99.76%.
Meanwhile, 150,684 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:30 PM today.
All eligible Bhutanese can register for COVID-19 vaccination through Bhutan Vaccine System

March 1, 2021

No new cases in the last six days.
With no new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the national recovery rate still sits at 99.76%.
Meanwhile, 129,206 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination as of 5:30 PM today.

February 28, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 26, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 24, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 22, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 5 individuals are declared recovered taking the national recovery rate to 99.53 %.

February 20, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 18, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 16, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 14, 2021

One new case in the past 24 hours from the quarantine facility in Paro. The type of case is an imported case.
Meanwhile, one individual is declared recovered taking the recovery rate to 99.07% as of today.

February 12, 2021

Two new cases in the past 24 hours.
One is a 32 year old (male) Bhutanese who returned from abroad and another one is a 47-year-old (male), foreign expatriate. Both the cases are imported and in a quarantine facility in Paro.
Meanwhile, one individual is declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 99.07%.

February 10, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
The national recovery rate as of today is 99.18%.

February 8, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
The national recovery rate as of today is 99.18%.

February 6, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 1 individual is declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 99%.

February 4, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 6 people are being declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 98.6%.

February 2, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 20 people are being declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 97.9%.

February 27, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 25, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 23, 2021

One new case in the past 24 hours.
Age and Gender: 42 years old Male
Nationality: Bhutanese
Case type: Imported case (Arrived recently from abroad)
Facility Quarantine: Thimphu

February 21, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 19, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 17, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 15, 2021

Two new cases in the past 24 hours
- Age : 33 and 45 years old
- Gender: Both male
- Nationality: Both Indian expatriate
- Case type: Imported case
- Quarantine facility: Thimphu
Meanwhile, the recovery rate is 98.8 % as of today.

February 13, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.

February 11, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
The national recovery rate as of today is 99.18%.

February 9, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
The national recovery rate as of today is 99.18%.

February 7, 2021

No new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 1 individual is declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 99%.
Further, a total of 394 cases were detected from the Thimphu outbreak. Out of which, 393 cases have recovered with one death.

February 5, 2021

Two new cases in the last 24 hours. Both the cases traveled back home from abroad and are in facility quarantine, Paro.
Meanwhile, 5 people are declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 98.95%.

February 3, 2021

No new case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 6 people are being declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 98.6%.

February 1, 2021

No case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 7 people are being declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 95.57 %.

January 31, 2021

A 22 years old male from Zilukha who is close contact with an earlier case is the only confirmed case in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 32 people are being declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 94.76%.
Note: The 22-year-old close contact resides in an area that has already been cordoned off. The area is under strict monitoring by concerned agencies. This case is not a case from the community.

January 30, 2021

No new case in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 2 people are being declared recovered taking the national recovery rate as of today to 91.14%.

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 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 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 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 20, 2021

2 new cases have been detected in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 26 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 16, 2021

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

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 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 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 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 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 21, 2021

1 new case has been detected in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 29 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 17, 2021

No new cases in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 21 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 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 9, 2020
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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


May 4, 2020


May 3, 2020


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


April 17, 2020


April 16, 2020


April 15, 2020


April 14, 2020


April 13, 2020


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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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.

WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED DURING SELF-ISOLATION

We know things are rough right now, but you’re not alone. You can stay in contact with the Bhutan Foundation team in DC and Thimphu for more information as the situation develops, by emailing us directly, or by joining our new Facebook Discussion Group to share stories, books, and movie recommendations during this period of self-isolation.

VIDEO RESOURCES

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The Loden Foundation, Bhutan’s first registered charity, launched its Entrepreneurship Program in 2008.

Amrith, The Story of his Inner Vision, is a 16 min short-film, to raise public awareness on the needs and rights of persons with disabilities in Bhutan.

FEATURED BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

As for the kids in your family who may be stuck at home away from school, we’re also releasing our Snow Leopard Readers as free ebooks! The books available in both English and Dzongkha, is part of our Snow Leopard Conservation Education Program for schools in rural areas of Bhutan to teach lessons on Bhutanese values in conservation. The stories were written by Bhutanese teachers and illustrated by local artists with support from the Royal Education Council.

You can click the link below to download a free copy of this children’s book until April 22, 2020.

Showcase 1

WHO AM I?

Who Am I? provides information on the status, habitat, and physical features of the snow leopard. The book describes the functions of the snow leopard’s body parts and information on its primary food sources to help young children gain basic knowledge on snow leopard ecology.

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SNOW LEOPARD AND NORBU THE CAT

Snow Leopard and Norbu the Cat is a fictional story aimed mainly to educate primary school children on the snow leopard’s habitat, food, and its role in keeping its ecosystem vibrant and healthy.

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AP NADO’S CALF?

The reader Ap Nado’s Calf aims to explain the importance of co-existence in nature to have a balanced alpine ecosystem. It explains how such a rare predator is able to check the population of its prey which would otherwise compete with livestock for pastures.

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ང་ག་སྨོ? WHO AM I?

This is the Dzongkha version of Who Am I?. It provides information on the status, habitat, and physical features of the snow leopard. The book describes the functions of the snow leopard’s body parts and information on its primary food sources to help young children gain basic knowledge on snow leopard ecology.

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གངས་གཟིག་ཁྲ་མོ་དང་བྱི་ལི་ནོར་བུ།

This is the Dzongkha version of Snow Leopard and Norbu the Cat. It is a fictional story aimed mainly to educate primary school children on the snow leopard’s habitat, food, and its role in keeping its ecosystem vibrant and healthy.

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ཨཔ་གནག་དོག་གི་བོའུ་ཅུང་།

This is the Dzongkha version of the reader Ap Nado’s Calf. It explains the importance of co-existence in nature to have a balanced alpine ecosystem. It explains how such a rare predator is able to check the population of its prey which would otherwise compete with livestock for pastures.

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BHUTAN FOUNDATION DONATES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO HEALTH MINISTRY

June 29, 2021: Today, Her Majesty Gyalyum Ashi Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, the Co-Chair of the Bhutan Foundation, handed over health equipment, medical transport vehicles, and PPE worth Nu. 19.55 million to the Ministry of Health.

The donation includes an autoclave machine, 110 oxygen cylinders, a bio-decontamination machine, two medical trucks, and 17,368 N95 masks for medical use. The Foundation hopes this support will strengthen Bhutan’s healthcare system in response to an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

This support is part of the $1 million in assistance USAID provided to the Bhutan Foundation to strengthen Bhutan’s healthcare capacity for pandemic prevention, readiness, and response, and support microenterprises. The activity is helping Bhutan increase its diagnostic laboratory capabilities and clinical case management, providing virtual training for health care providers and lab personnel, and developing communications materials on COVID-19.


CHUNIDING FOOD FEATURED IN PARTNER IN FOCUS

June 17, 2021: Check out the latest in our #PartnerInFocus series where we feature Chuniding Food in Thimphu!

With its mission to preserve and promote the Bhutanese food culture, Chunding Food is a family-owned enterprise located in the capital city, Thimphu, with about a decade’s experience in the food and hospitality sector. Established in 2015 as a social enterprise, Chuniding Food is one of the few established and known processors of fruits and vegetables in Bhutan. Even more importantly, Chuniding incorporates all principles of the Royal Government of Bhutan’s policy to substitute imports, increase export, use local products and generate employment.

Read more…


“YOUR FOOD BASKET” AIMS TO PROVIDE BETTER FOOD SUPPLY LOGISTICS FOR LOCAL FARMERS

June 11, 2021: “My team and I want to provide better food supply logistics so that local farmers will be able to sell fresh products directly from their farms,” says Ugyen Tshering from Your Food Basket.

“Your Food Basket” is a part of the Greener Lyfe Farm, located in Paro. The farm has about 3.6 acres of arable land and employs ten farmers. The main objective of this initiative is to create a direct logistics system that will bring produce from farm to plate using technology and innovation and a community-supported agriculture model. This food supply chain will provide locally available fresh organic produce to consumers at a more cost-effective rate while protecting the farmers.

Read more…


LODEN AND BHUTAN FOUNDATION SUPPORT BHUTAN BLOSSOMS

Loden and Bhutan Foundation Support Bhutan Blossoms

June 4, 2021: Did you know Druk Metho has now been rebranded as “Bhutan Blossoms”? Loden Foundation and Bhutan Foundation helps to rebrand and expand their business.

Bhutan Blossoms is a food production and manufacturing business and is a social enterprise conceptualized and founded to solve social and environmental challenges our society faces. They collaborate with the women farmers group called the Drachukha Flower Group (DFG). Using raw materials purchased from DFG, Bhutan Blossoms creates various products to be sold both within and outside Bhutan. Read more…


LODEN AND BHUTAN FOUNDATION SUPPORT AN ENTREPRENEUR IN WANGDUE PHODRANG

Loden and Bhutan Foundation Supports an Entrepreneur in Wangdue Phodrang

June 3, 2021: “We are thankful to the US Agency for International DevelopmentBhutan Foundation, and Loden Foundation for their support. With this, we can grow various cash crops such as asparagus, pumpkin, cherry pepper chili, and fruit crops such as watermelon, dragon fruit, grapes, and avocado. We are hoping the crops will yield more once the fencing is complete,” shares Kinley Mo.

Kinley Mo is one of the entrepreneurs from the Loden-Bhutan Foundation COVID-19 Response Grants. She has been in agribusiness for over 20 years. Currently, she has prepared eight acres of land and placed an order for fencing materials for her farmland in Wangdue Phodrang. Read more…


BHUTAN FOUNDATION AND USAID SUPPLY FARMING EQUIPMENT TO THE SAMDRUP JONGKHAR INITIATIVE (SJI)

May 21, 2021: One way we hope to help encourage sustainable farming and agriculture is by providing appropriate tools and equipment.

The aid of farming equipment can help ease intensive manual work, as well as reduce the time and cost of labor. Removing these roadblocks allows local farmers to expand their farmland, scale-up production, and improve the overall quality of produce. This is particularly encouraging for farmers who want to make the leap from subsistence to commercial farming.

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BHUTAN FOUNDATION SUPPORTS TWO WOMEN-FOCUSED SELF-HELP GROUPS IN HAA

Self-hel Women Group in Haa

May 19, 2021: Two women-focused self-help groups from Uesu and Katsho communities in the Haa District excitedly received new coolers and a deep freezer last week.

Each cooler can store up to 100 liters of milk, 200-300 pieces of cheese, and 50-100 kgs of butter. The deep freezer will be used to collectively store 350 liters of dairy products such as cheese, butter, and yogurt. These supplies were provided to encourage dairy farmers to scale up the production of local dairy products. Read more…


BAOWE TO SUPPORT GOOD FARMING POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY AND MARKET ACCESSIBILITY

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May 7, 2021: The traditional method of sun-drying chilies in the open, typically on rooftops, is a standard practice in many parts of Bhutan. However, due to extreme weather conditions like heavy rain and humidity, districts like Trashi Yangtse face difficulties when it comes to drying their chilies effectively. On top of wet weather getting in the way, techniques to hasten the drying effect on larger stores of crops are also increasingly associated with a reduction in the quality and quantity of chilies. To mitigate these issues, Namgay, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAOWE), believes having a shared community dehydrator will allow farmers to reduce post-harvest losses and add more value to their production. Read more…


THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON TOURISM IN BHUTAN: WHAT’S NEXT?

May 6, 2021: When Lonely Planet listed Bhutan as the #1 place to visit in 2020, no one could have predicted the global upheaval from international border closures, travel restrictions, and increasing general anxiety around tourism that would soon follow. These days though, as parts of the international community begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, one question is on everyone’s mind: What’s next? Read more…


NEW VARIETIES OF NUTRIENT-RICH VEGETABLES INTRODUCED IN NGAWANG DRAMTOE IN SAMTSE

May 3, 2021: The Bhutan Foundation USAID ESF project addresses the issue of malnourishment by introducing new varieties of nutrient-rich vegetables.

The community of Ngawang Dramtoe, Samtse has a long history of dietary and nutritional issues. They generally do not have the practice of incorporating vegetables in their diet, nor do they have any knowledge on the importance of a balanced diet for good health. The Tarayana Field Officer, Ms. Thinley Bidha reported that families in this community mostly eat rice with chili and oil. Due to their unhealthy diet, the rate of tuberculosis within this community remains high and they are at a risk for multiple health issues. Read more…


ENHANCING FARMING AND FOOD SECURITY IN BHUTAN

April 19, 2021: Farming Tools and Equipment for the Panbang Youth Cooperative (PYC)

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Bhutan’s food system in 2020, the Panbang Youth Co-operative (PYC), a co-operative farming group founded by five childhood friends, quickly initiated the development of 14 acres of farmland to increase local food production. Their team of now 16 youth from the Panbang community worked to cultivate a number of crops, especially green vegetables like chilis, with the Bhutan Foundation’s support. Read more…


SUPPORTING WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EMPLOYMENT

April 19, 2021: The economic and social impacts from the pandemic are especially tough for women, who are more vulnerable to domestic abuse, job loss, and financial insecurities. While focusing our efforts on tackling two of the government’s main COVID-19 concerns, employment and food security, our projects have taken particular care to support women and women’s groups. The Bhutan Foundation and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are supporting programs that empower women farmers, self-help group members, food production workers, and women-led micro-enterprises. Read more…


FARMERS IN SAMTSE AND SARPANG TRAINED ON ORGANIC MULCHING

April 10, 2021: One of our partners, the Tarayana Foundation, aims to build a sustainable and resilient future and promote organic and environmentally friendly practices in all its project activities.

With the Bhutan Foundation’s project support, the Tarayana Foundation implemented organic mulching in Ngawang Dramtoe Village in Samtse and Dechen Pelri Village in Sarpang. Read more…


BHUTAN FOUNDATION SUPPORTS UNEMPLOYED YOUTHS DURING THE PANDEMIC

March 18, 2021: As part of the government’s COVID-19 containment measures, the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL), a state-owned enterprise, was mandated to ensure the availability, affordability, and accessibility of quality food and essential commodities in the country. During the national lockdown, FCBL had the responsibility to facilitate home-delivery services of critical food items. Read more…


A YOUTH GROUP LEADS URBAN FARMING IN DEWATHANG

March 15, 2021: A youth-led organic urban farming group’s work in Dewathang is turning into a model for many aspiring urban farmers. The farms employ local youth who have been impacted by COVID-19, to grow vegetables for their families and communities during ongoing shortages. Beyond that, the teams are also farming 2.5 acres of mustard to produce mustard oil for sale at local markets. Read more…


CHUNIDING FOOD CREATES INNOVATIVE FOOD PRODUCTS

March 11, 2021: We began the week by visiting our new partners at Chuniding Food, to learn about their efforts to create innovative food products using fruits and vegetables produced by our local farmers throughout the country. Our team met with Aum Kesang, the founder, who gave us a tour around the vicinity, explaining the work done in each of the different units. We learned there that, while a small enterprise, Chuniding incorporates all principles of the Royal Government of Bhutan’s policy to substitute import, increase export, use local products and generate employment. Read more…


PANBANG YOUTH COOPERATIVE CATERS TO ITS LOCAL COMMUNITY

March 8, 2021: When many urban centers in Bhutan faced a shortage of chilis and other vegetables this January, a youth group in Panbang, the Panbang Youth Cooperative (PYC), sold their first harvest of chili at about Nu. 300 a kilogram to their local community. This is a big difference from the prices in Thimphu which ranged from Nu. 500 to 800 a kilogram during the lockdowns.

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[LIVE EVENT] MINDFULNESS DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

February 10, 2021: Join us this February 16th at 7PM ET | 4 PT for the latest episode in the Bhutan Foundation’s Dragon Series featuring the Venerable Khedrupchen Rinpoche on mental health during the pandemic.

As we usher in the Year of the Ox this Losar, we are honored to present to you the latest episode of the Bhutan Foundation’s Dragon Series entitled, Mindfulness During a Global Pandemic. This free webinar will feature Venerable Khedrupchen Rinpoche, a Bhutanese Buddhist teacher, to share his thoughts and views on maintaining a stable mental state during the pandemic. Read more…


LODEN-BHUTAN FOUNDATION COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANT APPLICATION OPEN

January 29, 2021:

Application Process:

The interested applicants must submit the following documents:

A simple business proposal (not exceeding 15 pages) GUIDELINE

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Citizenship Identity Card

Personal statement explaining why you are interested in the chosen business

Duly filled ‘Business Plan Submission form available HERE

The latest CIB report of the applicant and spouse, if married, from the Credit Information Bureau of Bhutan. For further details, you may visit cib.bt

Read full announcement…


WANGDUECHHOELING PALACE OFFERS NEW OPPORTUNITIES DURING COVID-19

November 3, 2020: Chimmi is a tour guide and, like many of his colleagues in the tourism sector, lost his only source of income when the pandemic started.

The pandemic upended the tourism industry in Bhutan—the second-largest source of revenue—and left some 50,000 Bhutanese unemployed as a result. Chimmi is now working for Green Bhutan Corporation Limited (GBCL), a state-owned enterprise with mandates of re-afforestation, afforestation, landscape development and greening, planting of medicinal plants, ornamental plants, floriculture, and creating awareness on environmental policies and programs. Chimmi and many others have been hired by GBCL to carry out work throughout the country, including the landscaping of the Wangduechhoeling Palace in Bumthang. Read more…


MANAGING A PANDEMIC: BHUTAN’S EXPERIENCE ON THE FRONTLINES OF COVID-19

October 15, 2020: Bhutan’s leadership has received international attention for its quick and compassionate response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Successes so far have included timely rollouts of contact tracing, closure policies, medical interventions, and economic aid. Join the Bhutan Foundation to hear from Yale School of Public Health Alumna, Her Excellency Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo, about Bhutan’s healthcare system and its successes in combating the coronavirus in a special talk hosted by Co-Chair of the Bhutan Foundation, Mr. Michael Philipp and featuring guest speaker Dr. Sten Vermund, Dean of the Yale School of Public Health. Read more…


SNOW LEOPARD FESTIVAL GOES ONLINE DURING COVID

October 14, 2020: Due to COVID-19, many events both in Bhutan and across the globe have been indefinitely shut down, but this doesn’t have to mean that they are entirely cancelled! The Bhutan Foundation partnered with the Snow Leopard Conservancy to host a virtual event during what would have been the date for the Jomolhari Mountain Festival 2020. Read more…


FEEDING ANIMALS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

August 21, 2020: It must have been confusing for dogs like Rochi when the normally teeming streets of Thimphu emptied to nothing almost overnight. Following business closures, school cancellations, and social distancing orders across the country, the delicious smells from local restaurants, hotels, and even pocket scraps from passers-by dwindled, and bellies like hers went hungry. Despite the new worries of locals, however, animal welfare groups like the Royal Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (RSPCA) and Jangsa Animal Saving Trust (JAST) were still attentive to the needs of the city’s famous four-legged citizens. These groups worked hard in the year’s early months to secure food, but without regular donations from hotels and restaurants, local shelters, which depend heavily on volunteers and food donations to survive, were being squeezed for resources.   Read more…


BHUTAN FOUNDATION DONATES 200,000 NON-MEDICAL FACE MASK TO BHUTAN

September 17, 2020, Thimphu: The Bhutan Foundation handed over 200,000 non-medical face masks to the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan for distribution to vulnerable communities, including the elderly population and pregnant women, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Read more…


BHUTAN FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES NU. 12 MILLION TO HIS MAJESTY’S KIDU FUND FOR COVID-19

June 24, 2020: The Bhutan Foundation, upon the command of its co-chair, Her Majesty Gyalyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, offered a contribution of Twelve Million Ngultrum to His Majesty’s Kidu Fund for COVID-19 through the Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon. This contribution to the COVID-19 fund is a gesture of gratitude and deep respect for the tireless efforts of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo for the welfare of the Bhutanese people in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more…


BHUTAN FOUNDATION SUPPORTS A START-UP VEGETABLE GARDEN FOR TWO VISUALLY IMPAIRED

June 18, 2020: Through our Small Grants program, two visually impaired persons–Mr. Dorji Nedup and Mr. Tshering Dorji–recently created a start-up vegetable garden as a response to the slow down in their businesses due to COVID-19.

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BHUTAN FOUNDATION DONATES NU 1.13M IN MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Thimphu, Bhutan, March 24, 2020: Today, the Bhutan Foundation officially handed over a 40-foot shipping container carrying donated medical supplies and equipment worth Nu. 1.13 million to the Ministry of Health, Bhutan. “These much-needed supplies have come in times during the COVID-19 crisis and are being fully utilized,” said a Bhutanese health official.

Donated medical supplies and equipment include oxygen and therapeutic respiratory apparatus, personal protective equipment, orthopedic appliances, syringes, surgical equipment, and other disposable medical supplies. The medical supplies will be distributed to various health facilities and hospitals in Bhutan. Read more…