Category: Press Release

Press releases related to COVID-19 are available under this category.


30/08/21: Press release Changes in COVID-19 protocols -PMO

During an outbreak of any infectious disease, the incubation period of that disease is the yardstick. An average incubation period of COVID-19 is five to seven days. Which is why we consider the multiples of seven, 14 or 21-day timeframe for any COVID-19 related interventions. It has been two weeksRead More

16/07/21: Press Release-National Assembly

13/07/21: 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞: 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐧-PMO

The much-anticipated hope for a long-term protection from COVID-19 comes to view as more vaccines begin to arrive in the country. We are happy to report that Bhutan is receiving vaccines from the following sources: 1. USA through COVAX facility – 500,000 doses of Moderna 2. Denmark – 250,000 dosesRead More

14/06/21: End of lockdown for Thimphu-PMO

Press Release June 14, 2021 The lockdown in Thimphu is being lifted with immediate effect, upon ruling out all possibilities of COVID-19 disease presence in the capital for now.The confirmatory test of the eight-year-old suspect came out negative this afternoon. All close contacts and related 2,029 samples collected from theRead More

12/06/21: Thimphu under Lockdown

An immediate lockdown is being imposed in Thimphu to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease after strong indication of disease in the community. An 8-year-old was detected positive on antigen, whose cut-off index (COI) reading is far from reassuring. While the sample for reconfirmation on RTPCR will be taken inRead More

30/05/21:Press Release-PMO

𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟑𝟎, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 In light of the highest daily COVID-19 cases recorded in the country yesterday, an online meeting led by Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering went late into the night to rev up responses and coordination on the ground. Of the 100 new cases that were determined fromRead More

19/05/21: Merak and Sakteng in Trashigang under lockdown-PMO

Important noticeMay 19, 2021 This is to inform all that the movement of people and vehicles out of the two gewogs of Merak and Sakteng in Trashigang have been stopped with immediate effect. This is following the detection of two COVID-19 positive cases in the community. Surveillance and contact tracingsRead More

20/04/21: Press release_ lifting of lockdown in southern region excepts for Phuntsholing-PMO

Press release This is to inform the public that except for Phuentsholing, the lockdown imposed on the thromdes and satellite towns in southern districts shall now be lifted. Respective regional and local taskforce members have been asked to initiate the process. This is in keeping with the outcome of theRead More

29/01/21: Press release on Unlocking Thimphu and beyond starting Monday (February 1, 2021)-PMO

𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 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 areRead More

29/01/21: Announcement on allowing Inter-megazone movements of people and vehicles-PMO

UpdateJanuary 29, 2021 The National COVID-19 Taskforce has decided to allow inter-megazone movements of people and vehicles, but only within Thimphu. However, vehicles of odd and even numbers will alternate, until Monday (February 1, 2021). Vehicles with odd numbers are allowed today. Except for the stranded individuals who are registeredRead More

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