Kuensel (Bhutan)

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - Bhutan woke-up to the news of the first positive case of new coronavirus in the country, on the morning of March 6.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - “Every cloud has a silver lining” - to quote a proverb from the English speaking world. Such wisdom, of course, applies to all aspects of life.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - An internationally certified machine, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to test sputum, blood and body fluids of suspected new coronavirus patients is being used in Bhutan.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - The two-week tourist ban due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) scare, will hit the livelihoods of thousands of employees in the tourism and allied sectors. 

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - ​If the tumour created by the new coronavirus so far had been successfully controlled by the surgeon Dr Lotay Tshering, the prime minister (PM), the attention now is on handling the impact COVID-19  left on the economy.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - 34 health workers, including support staffs under quarantine 

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - The news of new coronavirus has disrupted life and businesses, but in here we see opportunities.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - Declaring the new coronavirus outbreak pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will not change anything in Bhutan.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - The government could continue the restriction on all incoming tourists, announced Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering.

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - The COVID-19 patient has been evacuated to the United States of America for further medical treatment.