This is to inform everyone that four positive COVID-19 cases were detected in the community in Samdrupjongkhar. There are also evidences of local contacts.
Therefore, we are declaring 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝟕𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐝 in Samdrupjongkhar Town, up to 4 kms (Pinchina Checkpost) including Phuntsho Rabtenling for further assessment.
The development comes four days after Phuentsholing detected one case in the community. This is a clear indication that the risks of disease spread are increasing by the day.
We urge everyone to observe utmost vigilance. As you all are aware, countries across the globe are seeing massive surge in COVID-19, and subsequently more lockdowns and restrictions. We are going through a perilous phase.
Let us work together to see through this with minimum implications. We will keep everyone updated.