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Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering announced that lockdown will be eased in a phase-wise starting tomorrow. Lyonchhen said the lockdown has been successful all thanks to the general public for their cooperation.
“His Majesty The King has been concerned about how the people will take the lockdown, but with people’s cooperation the lockdown has been successful and His Majesty is very pleased,” said Lyonchhen. The Prime Minister also added that the government is very much grateful to everyone who are in the frontline and all who have been stuck in the lockdown yet adhering to the directives.
During the 21-day lockdown, more than 8,000 individuals from across the country with travel history to Phuentshogling have been tested, and over 3,500 living along the Thimphu-Phuentshogling highway and over 8,500 people across the country in the high risk area were also tested. All tested negative, according to the Prime Minister. This clearly indicates that community transmission is very low. Hence, residents in the low-risk area can now come out from their homes for three days. No movement of vehicles will be allowed.
However, people are urged to follow the directives of the Health advisory which will be announced soon.