Govt. yet to finalise guidelines to ease lockdown

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With the Covid-19 positive cases increasing, total lifting of the nationwide lockdown is still uncertain.  The implementation of lockdown did not go seamless for many who faced various inconveniences. 

Handing-taking of OL’s office delayed due to lockdown

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The nationwide lockdown has delayed Opposition Leader’s plan to leave office to join the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Opposition Leader Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) was scheduled to leave office on August 17.
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S’jongkhar thromde begins zoning system tomorrow

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Since De-Suups started distributing the movement pass to the residents of Samdrupjongkhar thromde yesterday as the task force had completed the zoning exercise, it is expected to implement from tomorrow. 

102 crimes reported during lockdown

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Seventeen days after the nationwide lockdown, the Thimphu Police received 102 cases—prowling (58), domestic violence (15), and substance abuse (29). Every day, at least six individuals are taken to the detention centre.

Tightening the belt

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We enter a new month, the beginning of fall or autumn from tomorrow. Fall is a season of bountifulness and festivity. However, with a nationwide lockdown and uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the new season is not quite the one we look forward to.
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Stranded and frustrated in P/ling

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A 30-year-old-man, who has been stranded in Phuentsholing since the lockdown began on August 11 will not forget in his entire life the night of August 26.  Out of his hotel, without a proper place, he had to sleep at the Zangdopelri Lhakang.

27 more test Covid-19 positive at DANTAK camp in P/ling

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Of the 62 new Covid-19 positive cases detected after the nationwide lockdown on August 11, 48 are employees of Project DANTAK (43) and Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT). 

21 DANTAK and IMTRAT employees among the 187 total Covid-19 cases in the country

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Of the 187 total positive cases in the country as of last night, 21 of them are Indian nationals working for Project DANTAK and Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT).  Health Minister Dechen Wangmo during a press conference yesterday said that three new positive cases were detected at the IMTRAT headquarters in Haa yesterday morning. 
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MoE proposes to re-open classes IX to XII

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The Ministry of Education has submitted a proposal to the Prime Minister to re-open Classes IX and XI along with Classes X and XII if the pandemic situation improves and the lockdown is lifted.

Will Bhutan ever know its source of Covid-19?

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As Covid-19 reaches to interior parts of the country, the health ministry is unable to establish how and when the virus entered Phuentsholing, which is today a red zone. 

Essential medical services running uninterruptedly

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Despite the nationwide lockdown, the health ministry has managed to keep essential medical services running uninterrupted across the country. 

HM’s relief kidu benefits desperate families

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As days passed, the little they had was running out - rice, oil, cheese and vegetables. It was near crisis as the lockdown continued for two weeks. There was no money to replenish even if a few shops opened.

Revealing details of Covid-19 cases

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Every time the health ministry updates the status of Covid-19…