17 August 2020

#JustIn: A couple tests positive for COVID-19 in Paro

A couple (59-year-old man and 44-year-old woman) tested positive for COVID-19 in Paro, today. 

The couple came in search of work on 9th August to Paro from Phuentshogling. According to a source, a positive case in Phuentshogling alerted the MoH stating that the couple stayed with him while in Phuentshogling. The tracing team from Paro put them in quarantine facility at around 10 pm yesterday and did the necessary tests. The results came out today afternoon.  

They are kept in a quarantine centre right now and will be moved to the  isolation ward in Thimphu. 

The couple on reaching Paro on August 9 spent a night with their relative at Paro town and next day moved to their worksite.

Meanwhile, the task force in Paro has traced and quarantined nine primary contacts of the couple as of now.

Source: Kuensel