Survey completed for the revival of East-West old trailkuensel

The Bhutanese spirit

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We are into the third week since the first Covid-19 positive case was reported in the country. As of now, we have only three positive cases. All are imported.
Survey completed for the revival of East-West old trailkuensel

Right to privacy law necessary not luxurious

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The right to privacy is a fundamental right under Article 7(19) of our Constitution, which states: “A person shall not be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence nor to unlawful attacks on the person’s honour and reputation”.
Health Minister Dechen Wangmo shows a child the steps to handwashingkuensel

Government urges people to maintain physical distance

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Physical distancing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. However, many of the public places in Thimphu are facing difficulty in limiting the number of people coming into close contact.
Survey completed for the revival of East-West old trailkuensel

Bhutan Foundation donates equipment and supplies

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Bhutan Foundation handed over medical supplies and equipment worth Nu 1.13 million to the health ministry. 
Survey completed for the revival of East-West old trailkuensel

DHI offers free electricity and data for quarantine centres

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In appreciation of the hoteliers, who offered their facilities as quarantine centres, DHI and companies have decided that Bhutan Power Corporate (BPC) and Bhutan Telecom Limited (BTL) will provide free electricity and free data services to all private quarantine centres. 
Survey completed for the revival of East-West old trailkuensel

Govt. starts providing economic relief package

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The government has already started to provide relief packages to sectors affected by the Covid-19 pandemic even before the economic stimulus plan is announced.
Tashi Wangmo, handicraft owner sharing her concernkuensel

Covid-19 affects handicraft business

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The tourism industry is feeling the brunt of the covid-19 crisis and the effects are spreading to small scale industry including handicraft shops, local producers and community service providers like Horse Contractors Association (HCA).

Paro tshechu to be closed-door affair

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The annual Paro tshechu this year will be a closed-door affair.
Survey completed for the revival of East-West old trailkuensel

Government bans contact sports until further notice

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To contain the spread of Covid-19, the government has announced the prohibition of all the sports that involve physical contact. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said that minimising the people-to-people contact was critically important.
FCB officials and volunteers unload ration in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

FCB supplies rations to eastern dzongkhags

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People in eastern dzongkhags need not worry about ration shortage, as Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) is supplying continuous rations to respective dzongkhags.
Survey completed for the revival of East-West old trailkuensel

One quarantined in Mongar

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A  37-year old man from Chali who was returning from India has been quarantined since March 21 at Chali gewog administration centre.  The truck driver travelled to Rangya, India was quarantined following the information from the police on the screening he underwent at the Nganglam border gate that day. 
Physical distancing being practised at the bus terminal in Thimphukunesel

Keep physical distance

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Restricting any kind of gathering, the Central Monastic Body has instructed all heads of monasteries and monastic schools to conduct their annual tshechus (religious festivals) without dances and cultural items. 
Survey completed for the revival of East-West old trailkuensel

Reviving the old East-West trail

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Two teams from Trans-Bhutan Trail Project completed the first survey of East-West trail on March 25.