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The nationwide lockdown which has reached its 20th day has caused inconvenience to our people. We apologise that this sudden move had to be taken to break the chain of transmission.
Since the lockdown on August 11, we detected 82 new positive cases. Of the 82, majority are cluster outbreaks in Phuentsholing and now Haa.
The lockdown caused issues of stranded people, essential and non-essential service delivery and others. But in all these issues, we would like to thank our people for adhering to lockdown guidelines and helping break the chain of transmission.
While we continue to trace contacts, and test our population through the active surveillance, we seek your continued support.
For those who are stranded in different parts of the dzongkhags, please register yourself. If you have already registered then please wait while the teams work on your case.
The dzongkhags have been granting travel permits to people who have their own vehicles. For those who do not have vehicles, the dzongkhags have been arranging vehicles that can accommodate you.
For people who are stranded in Phuentsholing, given the increasing cases, we are testing and only then releasing people to avoid any chance of transmission. For those who would like to travel to Phuentsholing, we are trying to work your way in, wary of the fact that you are opting to enter a red zone.
For our students, stranded in colleges, we understand that you would like to return home. But we want to ascertain that you are not risked to possible transmission of this disease.
The following link has the details of all toll-free numbers where you may register yourself if stranded, avail necessary services and share your queries.
https://www.pmo.gov.bt/programs-under-pmo/national-toll-free-numbers/