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10 COVID-19 cases reported in Bhutan

31 May 2020, 14:18 GMT+10

THIMPHU, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Bhutan reported 10 positive COVID-19 cases, the highest daily jump, bringing the total cases to 43, the Health Ministry of Bhutan said Sunday morning.

Of these patients, seven are female and three are male, and all of them returned from the Middle East recently through relief flights arranged by the government, according to the health ministry.

Two of the cases were detected in the quarantine facilities in Paro district while eight were in quarantined facilities in Thimphu city. They would be moved to the isolation wards later Sunday, the Ministry said.

Earlier the health ministry announced that two positive cases were confirmed, a 28-year-old man and 24-year-old woman, who also returned from the Middle East.

This month saw the highest number of positive cases in the country, the ministry said.

The country has conducted more than 16,838 testes as of Sunday.

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