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|2020 coronavirus pandemic in Bhutan|
|Arrival date||6 March 2020|
On 6 March, Bhutan confirmed its first COVID-19 case, a 76-year-old US male who travelled to the country via India. Around 90 people who came directly in contact with him, along with his 59-year-old partner, driver, and guide were quarantined.
The 76-year-old American male was evacuated to the United States on 13 March.
On 20 March, the 59-year old partner of the American tourist tested positive for COVID-19 14 days into quarantine, 19 days after entering Bhutan and 28 days after her first contact with the index case. Although their driver and guide tested negative, both were being held in extended quarantine even though their quarantine period had ended.
On 24 March, the government banned the import of Doma (betel nut) and Pani (betel leaf), as well as fruit, vegetables, and meat in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. It also closed all its borders with India.
On 29 March, According to the Ministry of Health, a returning student in the quarantine facility tested positive. The patient was moved to the isolation ward in Thimphu. This is the 4th positive case in Bhutan and the 2nd Bhutanese to be infected by COVID-19 in the country. A Bhutanese national in New York was also confirmed positive.
On 31 March, the Prime Minister, Dr. Lotay Tshering, announced that the quarantine period for COVID-19 in Bhutan will be extended from 14 to 21 days, even though the international (WHO) standard for quarantine is 14 days. He said: “There is the risk of testing positive even after quarantining for 14 days. That is why we have decided to extend the quarantine period.” On this date Bhutan had 3,059 people held in quarantine facilities and 339 people in home quarantine. 
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