Bhutan imposes 1st nationwide virus lockdown

Thimpu, August 13

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has imposed its first nationwide lockdown resulting from a virus an infection in a returning traveler who had been launched from quarantine.

The authorities issued a stay-at-home order for its roughly 750,000 folks, and all colleges, workplaces and industrial institutions have been closed.

The authorities’s assertion stated the lockdown can be enforced from 5 to 21 days “to identify and isolate all positive cases, immediately breaking the chain of transmission”.

The 27-year-old Bhutanese girl getting back from Kuwait examined adverse in necessary quarantine for arriving vacationers. But between her discharge from quarantine and her optimistic take a look at outcome Monday, she is believed to have traveled extensively in Bhutan.

The tourism-dependent nation closed its borders to international vacationers in March after an American vacationer was hospitalised with COVID-19.

Bhutan’s 113 reported infections have been all quarantined vacationers, apart from one with conflicting take a look at outcomes. AP

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