Bhutan, which has been applauded time and again for its commendable precautions taken during the pandemic, has once again proven that it puts the health of its people over everything else.
According to Reuters, the country has an average of 18 new infections each day. And the king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is making sure that the pandemic stays in control.
In an effort to ensure the safety of his people, the king trekked 5 days in Bhutan’s eastern border areas to check illegal crossings that could increase the spread of COVID-19.
In a tweet, Tenzing Lamsang, the President of Media Association of Bhutan, shared pictures of the king who is taking his 14th or 15th trip to the borders during the pandemic.
His Majesty The King trekked 5 days in Bhutan’s eastern border areas through forests, rain, high passes & leeches to check on border posts put up to check illegal crossings to prevent COVID-19.— Tenzing Lamsang (@TenzingLamsang) June 14, 2021
This is his 14th or 15th trip since pandemic started.
Accompanied by PM this time. pic.twitter.com/bh2acXkSll
The tweet also mentioned that the king has rarely been home since the pandemic began, and is busy patrolling and ensuring the safety of his country.
This picture below is almost a month long trip to Bhutan’s thickly forested southern border areas which His Majesty had just completed recently.— Tenzing Lamsang (@TenzingLamsang) June 14, 2021
His Majesty has a 5-year-old and a new born at home but has rarely got the chance to see them since the first case in March 2020. pic.twitter.com/qhJsTiZco0
Twitter is obviously in awe of the steps he is taking.
That’s the way to keep the country secure and it’s people protected. https://t.co/8sjrp3bG55— sanjay kapoor (@sanjaykpr) June 14, 2021
Love and appreciate the role of the Bhutan King. People of Bhutan just love him. https://t.co/SbDOi1ctVe— M Firoz Ahmed (@firozahm) June 14, 2021
And my dear friends that is a Leader https://t.co/BUSMdSmOYJ— Nuwan Chandrasoma (@mymailnot) June 14, 2021
Wow!— Snjog DATTA (@snjogdatta) June 14, 2021
Our heads here only do Helicopter Surveys - which is pathetic. https://t.co/tWpVyl2rql
Bhutan's monarchy is far sighted and competent.Having proactively initiated the move towards democracy, the monarchs continue to play an important role, as can be seen here. The royal family has the people's love. Whenever one thinks of Bhutan, all one can say is "Nazar na lage!" https://t.co/NyWG7Cd7Vy— Vivek Prasad (@Mallufideintent) June 14, 2021
This is one of the reason why #Bhutan is peaceful place to live in & why development index are so great recently.@narendramodi U need to learn a lot from Bhutan!!— Mahendra Kumar (@BrotherToGod) June 14, 2021
Scripted Man Vs Wild & other PR events are futile! https://t.co/Qud3RNPbYB
According to reports, 1,813 infections and 1 coronavirus-related death has been reported in the country since the pandemic began. And a total of 482,038 vaccine doses have been administered.