Since the nation’s lockdown is relaxed phase-wise taking into consideration the various factors, entire responsibilities fall on every citizen of Bhutan to strictly abide by COVID-19 protocols to contain the coronavirus. We have to follow a few new normal of which one is a druk trace app. Most people take it granted for using the Druk Trace app. Knowing its benefits in easier and faster contact tracing, this article serves the purpose of creating awareness and to remind to use the app. This article is written with the utmost priority and importance.
Had the 27-year-old woman from Gelephu used the Druk Trace app very often, the contact tracing would have been easier and faster earlier as expected. We are not blaming but we learnt from her mistakes. Since we knew the importance of an app, we hope druk trace app users increase henceforth. According to the Kuensel dated 12th August, 2020 states that as of dated July, 2020, 2,04,020 mobile phones have registered for the app but hardly scanned the QR code which indicates only a few people are using the app. Nevertheless, the government worked hard and traced all the people who contacted her.
Druk Trace app is the app primarily used for easier and faster contact tracing if in case there exist any community transmissions to avoid spreading further in the society and to contain the coronavirus.
Therefore it is compulsory to scan the QR code displayed whenever one visits the places or uses the public transportations. That’s why the business entity, offices, public transports are required to generate the QR code and should make available to the public to scan. Shop owners should maintain the visitors register for those who do not use the app.
A sole army cannot fight alone, he needs backup to fight and win the battle. Likewise, we need to work together to achieve a common goal.
Wear masks, avoid gathering as much as possible, keep a physical distance of at least one meter, follow cough etiquettes, wash your hands or sanitize it regularly, use druk trace app and most important is to stay at home. This is the new normal we should follow to protect from coronavirus.
If you experience any symptoms mentioned above, please visit the nearest flu clinic and get yourself tested.
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