We’ll be wiped out if we can’t control Covid now: Bhutan PM

Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering has expressed concern over the prevailing menace of Covid-19 within the nation and stated: “We will be wiped out if we can’t control the virus now.”

In an handle to the nation on Friday, Prime Minister Tshering reminded folks of the menace the pandemic nonetheless posed even after a year and half of its emergence within the nation, reported Kuensel.

“Many in the country thought that after experiencing two episodes of Covid-19 outbreak, the worst was over. The vaccination programme also came as a ray of hope for many,” Lyonchhen stated including “But look where we are today.”

He stated that it was inevitable that Bhutan too felt the influence of the worsening state of affairs within the area, including that regardless of all of the preparations, there was no assure that the nation wouldn’t expertise what India was going via.

“The threat from the southern borders has now reached the east. If we are not careful, we will suffer the same fate as our neighbours.” he stated throughout his handle.

Lyonchhen stated that this was as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was quick mutating and it was changing into extra transmissible and overwhelming. He stated that the nation was being slowly surrounded from all corners and if satisfactory control measures weren’t put in place and if folks didn’t adhere to the preventive measures, the nation would be overwhelmed inside no time.

“We will be wiped out in no time if we cannot control the spread now,” the prime minister stated.

Meanwhile, Trashigang city was put underneath a lockdown beginning at 7 pm on May 21. All flights to the Yonphula home airport have been additionally suspended.

The nation reported 1,392 optimistic Covid-19 instances with one demise to this point, as per World Health Organisation on Sunday. A complete of 482,038 vaccine doses have been administered through the stated interval.

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