Bhutan confirms first coronavirus case after a US tourist tested positive

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Published: March 6,2020 04:28 PM
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March 6, 2020: Bhutan has reported its first case of coronavirus after a US tourist tested positive.


March 6, 2020: Bhutan has reported its first case of coronavirus after a US tourist tested positive, the Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said on Friday.





The 76-year-old patient from the United States has a travel history to India. He had come to Bhutan on March 2 from Guwahati, PM Lotay Tshering's office confirmed in a statement.



The patient has been isolated in the COVID-19 hospital and kept on oxygen support considering his age and underlying conditions.



The patient was traveling with his partner, aged 59 along with 10 passengers on board, of which eight others were Indian nationals.



The close contacts were his partner, the driver and the guide. While all three are asymptomatic for now, they have been quarantined at the designated COVID-19 hospital.



The eight Indian passengers have also been quarantined. The government is closely working with the Indian Embassy.