Health ministry confident about COVID-19 second wave preparedness

MoH has used Nu 1.2mn on COVID infrastructures so far and no separate budget has been allocated for the second wave Not much is known about the surge in COVID-19 cases during the winter but just in case, the government is preparing additional health infrastructure to fight against the pandemic in case there is a […]

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Unsafe if COVID-19 norms are flouted during festival season: Health Minister

Keeping the upcoming festival season in mind, Health Minister Dechen Wangmo advised people to follow COVID-19 guidelines strictly during the phase to prevent threats to society. She said the country gears up to celebrate Dassain and Diwali in October, along with National day in the month of December. It is important to note that the […]

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Southern Bhutan under smart lockdown to control COVID-19 spread: Health Minister

The government has imposed smart lockdown in the southern places in the country that were potential hotspots for COVID19, said Health Minister Dechen Wangmo during press briefing yesterday. “MoH is reviewing the current COVID19 situation and smart lockdown is proving very useful to bring down the number of new cases in the country,” she said, […]

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We are confident if there is a second wave of Covid-19: Health Minister

Health minister says the lockdown should be lifted in phase-wise manner, assessing the risk of the virus The government is preparing health infrastructure to fight against Covid-19 in case there is a second wave of the outbreak of the disease in the country, according to Health Minister Dechen Wangmo. Speaking to the media during a […]

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The “white-jacketed” staff running the show apart from medics

The lab professionals are the ones churning out results for COVID-19 tests Across the world, every day people are applauding the brave healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses and doctors all over the world are doing a phenomenal job day in and day out, but the role of lab personnel can easily be […]

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WHO acknowledges emerging evidence of airborne spread of COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged there is emerging evidence that the COVID-19 can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air called aerosol. Airborne transmission could not be ruled out in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated settings, said an official in a recent conference at the WHO headquarters. If the evidence is […]

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COVID vaccine recipients to be prioritized if vaccine is developed

WHO has listed around 160 COVID-19 vaccine candidates of which 137 vaccine candidates are at pre-clinical and 23 are in clinical evaluation The health ministry has already prioritized who will get the COVID-19 vaccine in the country first if the vaccine is developed, according to health authorities. Health Minister Dechen Wangmo said that the ministry […]

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Primary and secondary contacts of COVID positive man in Tshongzom test negative

However, the Tshongzom village in Samtse will be under quarantine until further notice The 26 primary contacts of the 20-year-old man who entered his village, Tshongzom (Malabasey) of Samtse gewog in Samtse on July 14 has tested negative along with himself. He is in quarantine facility in Samtse since July 14. Meanwhile, the 41 secondary […]

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