July 2, 2020Over a period of four months

A total of 8732 people have been quarantined as of 28th June 2020, of which 8324 were repatriated and rest are either primary contacts of the positive cases, frontline workers or the quarantine protocol violators.
Going by gender a total of 4696 male and 4036 female were quarantined.

35 infants under the age of 2 were quarantined during this period, 333 were between the age of 2 to 17, 7006 were between the age 18 to 34, 1252 were between the age of 35 to 60 and 106 were elderly population above the age of 60.

The highest number of people who were quarantined are students (3649) through repatriation.

India, Kuwait and UAE brought in the highest number of people inside Bhutan.

Ministry of Health


June 24, 2020 – Thimphu, Bhutan

The Bhutan Foundation, upon the command of its co-chair, Her Majesty Gyalyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, offered a contribution of Twelve Million Ngultrum to His Majesty’s Kidu Fund for COVID-19 through the Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon. This contribution to the COVID-19 fund is a gesture of gratitude and deep respect for the tireless efforts of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo for the welfare of the Bhutanese people in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

One more tests positive of COVID-19 test

June 23, 2020

Highlight: A 28 year old woman who came from the Middle East and was quarantined in Thimphu has tested positive in the COVID-19 test performed today. She will be moved to the isolation tomorrow.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Bhutan is 70.

One more tests positive of COVID-19

June 22, 2020

A 46 year old man who recently came from India has tested positve for the COVID-19 test performed today at the Phuentsholing hospital.

He is currently at a quarantine facility in Phuentsholing and will be moved to the isolation facility.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases of Bhutan is now 69.

Ministry of Health

One more person tests positive of COVID-19 in Phuntsholing

June 19, 2020

A 40 year old man who returned from India and currently in a quarantine facility in Phuntsholing has tested positive today. He is yet to be moved to the isolation facility.

This makes it the 68th COVID-19 positive case of Bhutan.

Ministry of Health

July 4, 2020


1. One individual returning from the middle east tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the overall total for confirmed cases to 78.

2. One individual is being declared as recovered after completing the 2 weeks de-isolation period and testing negative on RT-PCR. This takes the total for recovered to 51.

July 3, 2020


1. No new confirmed cases reported in the last 24 hours.

2. Four individuals are being moved to a de-isolation facility taking the total under de-isolation to 18.

July 2, 2020


1. No confirmed cases reported in the last 24 hours.

2. Two individuals are being declared as recovered taking the total for recovered to 50.

July 1, 2020


1. No confirmed cases reported in the last 24 hours.
2. Four individuals are being declared as recovered taking the total for recovered to 48.
3. Bhutan has now crossed the 25000 mark for total number of tests conducted so far.


We know things are rough right now, but you’re not alone. You can stay in contact with the Bhutan Foundation team in DC and Thimphu for more information as the situation develops, by emailing us directly, or by joining our new Facebook Discussion Group to share stories, books, and movie recommendations during this period of self-isolation.


The Loden Foundation, Bhutan’s first registered charity, launched its Entrepreneurship Program in 2008.

Amrith, The Story of his Inner Vision, is a 16 min short-film, to raise public awareness on the needs and rights of persons with disabilities in Bhutan.


As for the kids in your family who may be stuck at home away from school, we’re also releasing our Snow Leopard Readers as free ebooks! The books available in both English and Dzongkha, is part of our Snow Leopard Conservation Education Program for schools in rural areas of Bhutan to teach lessons on Bhutanese values in conservation. The stories were written by Bhutanese teachers and illustrated by local artists with support from the Royal Education Council.

You can click the link below to download a free copy of this children’s book until April 22, 2020.

Who Am I?

Who Am I? provides information on the status, habitat, and physical features of the snow leopard. The book describes the functions of the snow leopard’s body parts and information on its primary food sources to help young children gain basic knowledge on snow leopard ecology.

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Snow Leopard and Norbu the Cat

Snow Leopard and Norbu the Cat is a fictional story aimed mainly to educate primary school children on the snow leopard’s habitat, food, and its role in keeping its ecosystem vibrant and healthy. The well-illustrated book hopes to attract young readers to enjoy the unique story, to compare the lives of a wild animal and a domestic one, and to develop an appreciation for their own homes through the friendship between the two.

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