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Bhutan enforces first nationwide lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread

Khabarhub

August 11, 2020

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Bhutan enforces first nationwide lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread

THIMPHU: Bhutan on Tuesday ordered its first nationwide lockdown to stem of the coronavirus as caseload reached 113.

The order was announced after a returning resident tested positive for coronavirus after being discharged from quarantine and coming into close contact with people in the capital Thimphu, Reuters reported.

All schools, institutions, offices and commercial establishments will remain closed and exams will be postponed, while students and trainees in boarding facilities were told to remain on campus and follow COVID-19 protocols.

Bhutan, which is heavily reliant on high-end tourists, banned tourism in March after an American visitor tested positive for the virus, and ordered a three-week mandatory quarantine for everyone returning from abroad.

(With inputs from agencies)

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