Category: Press Release

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


18/01/21: Silent 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 the 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

02/01/2021: Press Release on on Transport Escort Modality – CC19TF

Press Release from Central COVID-19 Task Force (CC19TF) This is to inform everyone that the CC19TF under directive of the National COVID-19 Task Force (NC19TF) will be implementing the Transport Escort Modality w.e.f. January 3, 2021. It includes transportation of goods to Thimphu and transit of goods to other DzongkhagsRead More

02/01/2021: Update on modalities to ease the nationwide lockdown – PMO

The National COVID-19 Taskforce is in the process of reviewing modalities to ease the nationwide lockdown. This will, however, depend on the epidemiological evidence, latest disease patterns and other related issues on the ground. The taskforce is working closely with the zoning team and health Technical Advisory Group. The decisionsRead More

29/12/20: Extension of Nationwide Lockdown – PMO

As we complete the seven-day nationwide lockdown tonight, we would like to inform all that National COVID-19 Taskforce has decided to extend it until the festivities of New Year and Nyilo are over. This is to discourage gathering of people, which could otherwise heighten risk of the disease spread. AsRead More

22/12/20: Second Nationwide Lockdown – PMO

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 alsoRead More

20/12/20: Update on Thimphu throm Lockdown – PMO

Update: This is to update the public that the lockdown is extended to the super zones, which includes Thimphu throm and peripheral areas of Debsi, RTC area, Gangchey, Nyezergang in the south, Kabesa, Begana and Changtagang in the north. Until further notice, all shops, offices, schools and institutions in theRead More

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