Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan city, China

National precaution:

  • Strengthened surveillance at Paro International Airport: Infrared fever scanning and respiratory symptoms  from 15th January 2020
  • Issued cautionary notification to public and health centers on 15th January 2020
  • Started in-flight announcement (both the airlines) from 17th January 2020
  • All health centers are notified to step-up surveillance and report to RCDC
  • RCDC is prepared to handle the 2019-nCoV in their BSL 3 lab. If need be, samples can be shipped to AFIRMS
  • Circulated interim guideline and case investigation forms to all health facilities
  • Requested JDWNRH to strengthen surveillance for 2019-nCoV at OPD and ED on 22nd January 2020
  • Initiated  the collection of personal information (contact address in Bhutan) including health screening of passengers arriving from China at Paro International Airport in coordination with Immigration  from 22nd January 2020
  • Sent press release after WHO Emergency Committee on 22nd January 2020

The further preparedness actions will depend on the findings and recommendations of WHO Emergency Committee Meeting.