The government has developed a contact tracing app called the “Druk Trace” mobile app.

The app is to be used for “Contact Tracing” by helping with the identification of people who may have come in direct contact with a COVID-19 infected person while visiting public places or while using public transportation.

Therefore in order to prevent local transmission of the virus in the country, every office, business entity, public transport (taxis and buses) are required to publicly display a QR code generated from the Druk Trace App.

Similarly, all individuals are mandated to use the Druk Trace app to scan the QR code every time they enter these public places or use public transportation. Those who do not have smartphones will be required to provide contact information to be filled in the log files that are to be managed by the respective offices and drivers.