Rei do Butão anuncia que fronteiras serão fechadas em discurso televisionado à nação



O rei do Butão, Jigme Khesar, dirigiu-se hoje à sua nação sobre o surto do COVID-19 dizendo que a partir de segunda-feira, as fronteiras do Butão seriam fechadas.
"A partir de amanhã, nossas fronteiras terrestres serão seladas.
"Somos obrigados a tomar essa medida drástica à luz da pandemia COVID-19. Como você foi informado através de vários boletins do governo, o vírus está se espalhando, causando imensa perturbação em todo o mundo, e se aproximando de nós a cada dia", disse ele.
Sua Majestade também ressaltou que isso era para salvaguardar o povo butanês: "Neste momento, a saúde e a segurança do povo do Butão é de maior prioridade e, como tal, estamos colocando em prática todas as medidas necessárias para salvaguardar o povo do Butão".
Os cidadãos butaneses que estão no exterior receberão ajuda do governo para voltar para casa. O Rei pediu àqueles que trabalham ou estudam no exterior para não se preocuparem.




English translation: Starting tomorrow, our land borders will be sealed. We are compelled to take this drastic measure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As you have been made aware through various government bulletins, the virus is spreading, causing immense disruption worldwide, and drawing closer to us each day. At such a time, the health and safety of the people of Bhutan is of the greatest priority, and as such, we are putting in place every measure necessary to safeguard the people of Bhutan. Should those of you who are abroad at this time wish to return home, the government will help you. I ask those of you who are studying or working abroad, not to worry. COVID-19 will cause great disruptions to the global economy, and Bhutan will not be an exception. The economic repercussions will not just impact a select few sectors, but each and every one of us. At such a time, we must exhibit the strength that comes out of our smallness, remain united and support one another. During such exceptional circumstances, the government will take the responsibility of alleviating any suffering to the people due to the virus. As you know, all schools have been closed as a preventive measure, and children are at home instead of in their classes. We do not know when the situation will improve and schools can be reopened again. Parents must guide their children, and children must take it upon themselves to use this opportunity to continue studying- at your age, education should be your most important concern. Do not waste time. On the part of the government, there are already plans to make learning materials as widely available to students as possible. Internet providers, television, and even newspapers, have been tasked to bring learning materials to you. Therefore, it is your responsibility to take advantage of the avenues that will be made available to you. According to experts, the elderly population is at the greatest risk from COVID-19. We must take care of our elderly, protect them, and ensure that their environment is safe and clean.
Uma publicação compartilhada por His Majesty King Jigme Khesar (@kingjigmekhesar)

Fonte: Casa Real Butanesa