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COVID-19 Outbreak: Bhutan #1

Publication date:2021-08-10

On 30 July 2021, AMDA donated medical gowns and PPE to Bhutan where COVID-19 cases have been surging in recent months. After the initial inquiry was made by the Royal Government of Bhutan, the assistance was coordinated through the Honorary Consulate-General of the Kingdom of Bhutan in Tokyo. The aid will be shipped from Japan together with other relief supplies collected at a designated liaison body.
After the first novel coronavirus patient was found in Bhutan in March 2020, the nation with a total population of 750,000 has put in place various preventive measures to contain the disease including the inoculation which began in 2021.

However, Bhutan’s COVID tally has rapidly risen since June this year in line with the resurgence in neighbouring countries such as India and China. According to WHO, the cumulative total of the infected persons in Bhutan has been 2,543 as of 05 August.
For this assistance, AMDA has donated 1,500 pairs of medical gowns and PPE which includes 220 pairs of protective body suits.


    •  Bhutan
    •  2021
    •  COVID-19