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NATIONAL SITUATIONAL UPDATE ON COVID-19 AS OF 29th July 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 : data as of 29th July 2020 (source : Ministry of health)

Highlights:
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.

Appeal:
a. 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.
b. 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.

Definition facility type:
a. Isolation: Isolation is basically a facility where the confirmed positive cases are kept under observation or treated after they are confirmed as positive. The isolation facility is usually a hospital except the RIGSS hostel in the case of Phuentsholing.
b. De-Isolation: De-Isolation is the 2 week long period where a confirmed positive case is kept under further observation after they test negative twice (24 hours apart) while they are in isolation. The De-Isolation facility is usually a tourist-grade hotel.
Stay Informed, Stay Safe!