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Bhutan on Wednesday confirmed its third case of coronavirus after a student was found positive for COVID-19.

As per reports, the third positive case of coronavirus in the country is an imported one.

The student has come back from the United Kingdom (UK) and is already in quarantine in Thimphu.

Among the 25 COVID-19 tests conducted in Bhutan on Wednesday, one tested positive late evening.

Twenty twopeople were tested in Thimphu’sRoyal Centre for Disease Control and three of them in Chukha’sPhuentsholing Hospital.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has already initiated contact tracing but most of the student’s contacts are already under quarantine.

Two American tourists had earlier been tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhutan.

The first patient who had been first tested positive for coronavirus in Bhutan is a 76-year-old tourist from the United States of America, who visited India, including Assam.

He had reached Jorhat in eastern Assam on February 22 and took a week-long luxury cruise ride on the Brahmaputra to Guwahati.

The second person who was infected with coronavirus was a 59-year-old lady who is the partner of the tourist who had been first tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhutan.

The Bhutan government had on Tuesday banned the import of Doma (betel nut) and Pani (betel leaf) in addition to fruit, vegetables and meat in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

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