Bhutan: 837 | Global Covid-19 Cases Confirmed cases: 92,348,244 | Recovered: 50,403,680 | Deaths: 1,978,613

Positive cases detected recently are in late stage of infection: TAG

The recent positive cases from the community in Thimphu have left many asking how it all happened. 

The confusion arose after a mobile flu clinic in Lungtenphu picked up a positive case on January 12. The incident took place 24 days after Thimphu was locked down. Also, on January 11, a frontline worker tested positive to the virus while getting tested before being deployed to the workplace. 

Reforming the education system

Following His Majesty The King’s National Day address, on December 17, calling on systemic reforms in the education system, the education ministry has been working on to create an education reform team. 

Lockdown ceases today in 18 dzongkhags

With no positive case detected during the three-day mass screening programme, the national Covid-19 taskforce (NC19TF) decided to lift the lockdown restrictions starting today in dzongkhags other than Thimphu and Paro.  

RENEW and NCWC record 38 gender-based violence cases against men

A non-governmental organisation, RENEW, and the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) recorded 36 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) against men during the second lockdown.

S/Jongkhar resumes quarantine services for outbound travellers

About 18 people were quarantined for routine travel and four individuals for emergency travel as of yesterday after the Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag Covid-19 task force reinstated the seven-day quarantine service on January 9.

Picture Story

January 14, 2021

A Bumdeling villager walked eight kilometres to buy essential for Chunipa Losar from Trashiyangtse town since there is movement restriction on vehicles

January 13, 2021

 

As meat shops remain closed today, Samdrupjongkhar residents yesterday rushed to buy meat to celebrate Chunipa Losar, a popular new year celebration among those in eastern Bhutan, tomorrow. 

December 25, 2020

The annual Lhuentse tshechu ended yesterday with the consecration and unfurling of Guru Thongdrel. The four-day tshechu was conducted behind closed doors.

December 26, 2020

The three-day annual Sarpang tshechu ended on December 24 in Gelephu.  Owing to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, no spectators were allowed. 

December 25, 2020

After shopkeepers tested negative for Covid-19, shops in Thimphu opened yesterday. However, many of them ran out of vegetables as residents rushed out to stock up. 

Sports

CG7 scores a brace in I-League 

Bhutanese striker Chencho Gyeltshen (CG7) scored twice for RoundGlass Punjab FC against Gokulam Kerala FC on January 14.

Business

Share prices of major players fall despite active trading 

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The economic slowdown caused by the pandemic did very little to hurt the stock market enough. The stock market in the country remained active as ever recording a trading of shares worth Nu 863 million (M) in the secondary market last year.