Bhutan Reports First Coronavirus Death

Bhutan reported its first death from Coronavirus infection on Thursday.

The development came some 10 months after the country detected the virus and managed to keep the deadly disease under control, Reuters reports.

Health ministry of the tiny Himalayan kingdom in a statement on Thursday said a 34-year-old man infected with Covid-19 had died at a hospital in the capital Thimphu.

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He was suffering from chronic liver disease and renal failure, the statement said.

Bhutan so far reported 767 cases of Coronavirus since last March.

The country of some 750,000 people took swift measures and closed itself to tourists, and imposed a mandatory quarantine for those returning from abroad.

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The country’s borders remained sealed off since then. The country government enforced lockdowns twice, intensified testing and screening at entry points.

 

More than 1.8 million people were killed from the virus infection worldwide. Meanwhile, at least 87.4 million people were infected with the virus. 

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