Category: Press Release

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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

28/01/2021: Announcement on opening of shops and business entities in the C2 mega zone in Thimphu – PMO

AnnouncementJanuary 28, 2021 The C2 mega zone that spans from Changidaphu to Olarongchhu has been cleared for more relaxations after almost 9,500 COVID-19 test came out negative. All shops and business entities can open in the magazone comprising Changzamtog, Changbangdu, Chang Olakha, Lungtenphu and RIM starting today. Movement of carsRead More

20/01/21: Press Release on ferrying Bhutan’s first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines – PMO

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 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 massiveRead More

18/01/21: Salient points from the COVID-19 vaccine roll out Update – PMO

𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐮𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 The first consignment of the vaccine will arrive in the country very soon. The plan is to vaccinate all the people together, so we will roll out the nationwide vaccination program only when we have sufficient doses for all the targettedRead More

17/01/21: Easing restrictions for megazone south, Thimphu – PMO

𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 In keeping with the zone-wise unlocking of Thimphu, the South Megazone is also being declared “yellow” from tomorrow. The megazone starts from Olarongchhu workshop and covers all areas until STCBL fuel site. It includes Tsalumarphey, Tshalu Barp, Semtokha, Babesa, Serbithang, Debsi, Gangchey- Nyezergang, and RTC. The transition to yellowRead More

16/01/21: Press release on Unlocking of Thimphu and Paro – PMO

𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐡𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐨 We would like to inform the nation that the first phase of unlocking for Thimphu will start from tomorrow, 28 days after the capital went into a lockdown. The North megazone, comprising Dechencholing, Taba, Pamtsho, Jungshina, Lanjopakha, Hejo, Samtenling, Begana, Changtagang and KabesaRead More

15/01/21: Press Release on the Unlocking of 18 Dzongkhags – PMO

𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞: 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟏𝟖 𝐃𝐳𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐠𝐬 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟏𝟓, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 As our persistent efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 sees fruition, the National COVID-19 Taskforce (NC19TF) informs the nation with delight that the lockdown has proven to be effective and the disease spread has been contained to a great extent.Read More

04/01/21: Press Release on Easing Nationwide Lockdown 2.0 – PMO

January 4, 2021 With blessings of His Majesty The King, and the show of support and solidarity by the people, we witnessed an effective lockdown of 13 days, and an additional three days for Thimphu as of today. After studying the epidemiological evidences and determining all probabilities of further diseaseRead More

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