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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No huge difference in preventive strategy if COVID-19 is airborne: Health Minister

Whether the coronavirus (COVID-19) is transmitted through respiratory droplets or airborne, there would not be a huge difference in the preventive strategy, said Health Minister Dechen Wangmo. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization  (WHO) stated that the COVID-19 could be airborne indoors and could spread from one person to another after more than 200 […]

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General concern about COVID-19 extremely low

Volunteers say they are having a tough time enforcing the safety measures With the adoption of the new normal from July 1, the general public who had never been too bothered about safety measures has turned even more negligent about the rules.  Desuup Volunteer at Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL), Sonam Jamtsho said people scan […]

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Govt. announces relaxation on COVID safety protocol

In a press briefing titled ‘Transition to a new normal-Phase 1’, slight relaxation for schools, colleges and businesses in the country that were imposed following the outbreak of COVID-19 case in the country was announced by Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday.  Talking to the local media in the afternoon, Lyonchhen announced the government’s decision […]

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COVID-19 patients monitored even after recovery

COVID-19 positive patients are monitored even after they recover and are released  from de-isolation. They are monitored up to a week from release. The COVID19 strategy update from World Health Organization (WHO) states that countries must do everything they can to stop cases from becoming clusters and clusters from becoming explosive outbreaks. “They must put […]

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