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‘Felt like a bullet’: Bhutan PM mourns rare COVID-19 death

The prime minister stated Bhutan remained dedicated to fully eliminating the illness and stated the nation couldn’t afford “to lose our people to something that is preventable”.

Bhutan, like a lot of the world, has seen a surge in infections linked to the extremely contagious Omicron variant.

Friday’s death got here on the identical day well being authorities reported 205 new coronavirus instances – a nationwide file because the pandemic started.

The kingdom has nonetheless seen fewer than 5,000 instances total because the illness emerged two years in the past, and Bhutan had already vaccinated practically all of its grownup inhabitants by the center of 2021.

Neighbour and important buying and selling accomplice India, in contrast, handed 41 million confirmed infections on Sunday.

India has additionally recorded practically 500,000 deaths, the world’s highest confirmed fatality rely after the United States and Brazil – although research have advised the nation’s true toll might be as much as 10 occasions increased.

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