COVID-19 pandemic in Bhutan
|COVID-19 pandemic in Bhutan|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Arrival date||6 March 2020|
(4 months, 2 weeks and 2 days)
|Confirmed cases||62 (2020-06-11)|
On 6 March 2020, Bhutan confirmed its first COVID-19 case, a 76-year-old US male who travelled to the country through India.
Around 90 people who came directly in contact with him, along with his 59-year-old partner, driver, and guide were quarantined.
All schools have been closed countrywide, leaving almost 190,000 students to attend classes online. Printed study material were given to students that do not have access to the internet, in addition to radio broadcasts.
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