New coronavirus strain highly contagious but not immune to vaccine

The new strain of the coronavirus that originated from the UK is more contagious or infectious but whether it causes more severe sickness is yet to be confirmed, said clinical microbiologist at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital and member of the COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group, Dr Tshokey. “The new strain is not a […]

54 positive cases detected in Paro

Paro has recorded 54 positive cases as of January 1 since the first three cases reported on December 22, 2020. The three cases were detected from a flu clinic. Of the total cases, 41 are from Shaba, six from Lungnyi, five from Wangchang and two from Lamgong. The highest number of positive cases in Paro […]

Primary contacts to mandatorily home quarantine for 21 days

The Ministry of Health has asked the primary contacts of COVID-19 positive cases to self-isolate and home quarantine for 21 days mandatorily. They are not allowed to come out even with their movement cards. Apart from Thimphu Dzongkhag, all the primary contacts in other Dzongkhags are accommodated in the designated facilities. Clinical microbiologist at the […]

Believe in science

Bill Gates has predicted it. He predicted a possible pandemic outbreak back in 2015 and now he is predicting that the next six months might just be the worst case scenario where COVID-19 is concerned. Don’t trust only in his techno-giz ability. He along with wife Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet runs the biggest philanthropic […]

234 local cases since second lockdown

A total of 689 cases have been recorded of which 449 have recovered so far Nineteen new COVID-19 cases were detected on Friday of which 18 are close contacts detected in Thimphu and one is a returnee who is in quarantine, taking the total number of local cases detected to 234 since the second lockdown, […]