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Travel Advisory

31 January 2020:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to notify that the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China has now spread to other countries and territories such as Thailand, Nepal, Singapore, Vietnam, Republic of Korea, Japan, France, USA, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Germany, India, Macao, Hongkong and Taiwan. The list of affected countries and territories keep increasing therefore, travelers are advised to check before travelling and are advised to be alert. 

Coronaviruse causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). 

Common symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Some preventive measures are basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Bhutanese are encouraged to refrain from travel to all countries that have reported cases of coronavirus infection. In case of unavoidable travels, please ensure that all basic preventive measures are taken and extreme caution is exercised. Please also refer to information on the website of the Ministry of Health www.health.gov.bt and also directly consult following Health Officials if travel is unavoidable: 

 

Contact person of the key places in case of outbreak and incidences (as provided by MoH) 

 

Hospitals  Responsible Officials Designation  Mobile No. 
MoH  Jamyang Choden/Kinley Dorji  PO/CPO, EMSD 17535907/17635634
Yeshey Pelden/R. Jamtsho  PO/CPO, CDD 77357366/17606984
Jit Bahadur Darnal  Field Epidemiologist  17965195 
Dr. Sonam Wangchuk  Head, RCDC 17760958
Paro Airport  Mr. Karma Norbu  Health Officer  17760958
Paro Hospital  Dr. Ugyen Wangdi  CMO 17733500
Dr. Yowan Thapa MO 17723365
JDWNRH  Dr. Gosar Pemba MS 17609769
Mrs. Tandin Pemo  NS 17604104
Mrs. Chimi Lhamo  Infection Control  17896265
Dr. Tshokey  Microbiologist  17589485
P/ling Hospital  Dr. Thinley Pelzang CMO  77391619
Karma Gyeltshen  Chief Nurse  17603295

 MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

30 January 2020:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to notify that the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China has now spread to other countries and territories such as Thailand, Nepal, Singapore, Vietnam, Republic of Korea, Japan, France, USA, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Germany, Macao, Hongkong and Taiwan. The list of affected countries and territories keep increasing therefore, travelers are advised to check before travelling and are advised to be alert.

Coronaviruse causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Common symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Some preventive measures are basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Bhutanese are encouraged to refrain from travel to all countries that have reported cases of coronavirus infection. In case of unavoidable travels, please ensure that all basic preventive measures are taken and extreme caution is exercised. Please also refer to information on the website of the Ministry of Health www.health.gov.bt and also directly consult relevant officials in the Health Ministry if travel is unavoidable.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

29 January 2020:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to notify that the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China has now spread to other countries and territories such as Thailand, Nepal, Singapore, Vietnam, Republic of Korea, Japan, France, USA, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Macao, Hongkong and Taiwan. The list of affected countries and territories keep increasing therefore, travelers are advised to check before travelling and are advised to be alert.

Coronaviruse causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Common symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Some preventive measures are basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Bhutanese are encouraged to refrain from travel to all countries that have reported cases of coronavirus infection. In case of unavoidable travels, please ensure that all basic preventive measures are taken and extreme caution is exercised. Please also refer to information on the website of the Ministry of Health www.health.gov.bt and also directly consult relevant officials in the Health Ministry if travel is unavoidable.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

25th January 2020:

In view of the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China and now slowly spreading to other countries and territories such as Thailand, Nepal, Singapore, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, France, USA, Saudi Arabia, Victoria in Australia, Macao, Hongkong and Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to notify all Bhutanese travelers to refrain from travelling to the affected areas (Wuhan, Hubei Province, China). Almost all confirmed cases out of China are with travel history to Wuhan City, China. The list of affected countries keep increasing therefore, travelers are advised to check before travelling and are advised to be alert. 

Coronaviruse causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). 

Common symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Some preventive measures are basic hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices and avoiding close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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