Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering maintained that technically Bhutan still does not have local transmission of COVID-19 as of yesterday
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering maintained that technically Bhutan still does not have local transmission of COVID-19 as of yesterday.
Speculations of local transmission grew following the confirmation of a positive case outside the quarantine facility in Phuentsholing on August 11.
A 25-year-old Bhutanese man working at the mini dry port (MDP) in Phuentsholing tested positive to the virus after he visited the hospital with symptoms. The man works as a loader with the Regional Revenue and Customs Office (RRCO).
With no further information as of late evening yesterday, the man was assumed to be working in the community openly, raising questions of local transmission of the virus.
However, Lyonchhen during a press brief yesterday evening clarified that the man including about 140 workers of the MDP and RRCO were lodged in a quarantine-like hostel in one of the schools to ensure that any potential spread of infection was prevented.