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NATIONAL SITUATIONAL UPDATE ON COVID-19 AS OF 6th August 2020

National Situational Update on COVID-19 : data as of 6th August 2020 (source : Ministry of Education)

Highlights:
Three men aged 24, 28 and 29 who returned from the middle east, have tested positive in the COVID-19 test while in quarantine at Paro taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 108 and total for active cases to 12.

3 others 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.

Definitions:
a. Confirmed: number of people who have tested positive through COVID-19 tests.
b. Active: number of people who are currently in the isolation facilities because they are still COVID-19 positive.
c. Recovered: number of people who have tested negative on COVID-19 test and declared as recovered. Those who test negative twice over a 24 hour period are kept on 14 days of observation in a quarantine facility.