Farmers engage in farm work as usual but they are more cautious kuensel

Flu vaccine will continue after lockdown is eased

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The mass seasonal influenza (flu) vaccination programme will continue with preventive measures after smart unlocking is implemented, according to the health ministry. This is to ensure that the vaccines for the seasonal flu are not wasted. 
Distribution of meat and alcohol began yesterday in Punakha gewogs (Photo: Punakha dzongkhang environment officer)kuensel

Punakha stocks meat and alcohol for Nyilo  

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Residents of Dochu-Ritsa chiwog in Punakha celebrate Nyilo for three days every year. In the first two days preceding the Nyilo, men gather to play archery or khuru (traditional dart game), children recite Lolay (verses, which basically wish a prosperous or good new year) and women gather to dance.
In a show of gratitude, farmers sold vegetables at cheaprates to frontline workers in Dagapela yesterdaykuensel

Fixed farmgate prices apply in Dagana and Tsirang 

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A kilogram (kg) of small green chilli is sold at Nu 250 at the farm in Dagana which is Nu 50 less than the farmgate price fixed by the agriculture ministry. 
Farmers engage in farm work as usual but they are more cautious kuensel

Lockdown and lessons

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Empirical data has no space in our case. This is understandable, but not forgivable. There is a need for a more logical approach to take essential items to the doorsteps of those in dire needs.
Farmers engage in farm work as usual but they are more cautious kuensel

Dorokha town’s drinking water crisis eased  

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Dorokha town residents now have access to drinking water from a nearby source at Bangay. The town residents had been facing the problem of drinking water for some time but it got aggravated during the lockdown. 
Farmers engage in farm work as usual but they are more cautious kuensel

Most construction activities stopped in Sarpang

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The movement in the gewog zones is restricted and the majority of the construction activities in Sarpang are on halt since the start of the second nationwide lockdown.
Farmers engage in farm work as usual but they are more cautious kuensel

No new cases from communities in the last 48 hours 

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No new cases were detected from the community — from flu clinics or through mass surveillance in the last 48 hours.  The 29 new local cases detected in the last two days (December 29 and 30) were all among the close contacts of those who had tested positive earlier.
Farmers engage in farm work as usual but they are more cautious kuensel

Lack of flu clinic to check people worries highlanders

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With people from the highlands returning home after visiting Thimphu and Paro where community transmission of Covid-19 has been confirmed, highlanders of Lingzhi, Soe and Naro are worried.
Farmers engage in farm work as usual but they are more cautious kuensel

LTC to be deposited from January to March

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The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has decided to normalise the Daily Allowance (DA) and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) with effect from January 1, 2021.
Surplus supply: Chukha dzongkhag, in the past five days, has supplied 20MT of vegetables to Thimphu and Phuentsholing.kuensel

Chukha to the rescue of Thimphu’s vegetable needs

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Gewogs in Chukha could supplement the vegetable needs of the capital city during the lockdown.  Yesterday, two metric tonnes (MT) of carrots and 400kgs of radishes from Bjachhog gewog in Chukha reached Thimphu. 
Farmers engage in farm work as usual but they are more cautious kuensel

Fighting the shadow pandemic and beyond  

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The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Bhutan hard where it hurts the most. The two lockdowns have crippled the private sector, disrupting planned development activities and the education system. 
Farmers engage in farm work as usual but they are more cautious kuensel

No market for local products

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In Gelephu, with only designated shops allowed to deliver essential items during the lockdown, the locally produced food products find it difficult to capture the already shirking market.
Farmers engage in farm work as usual but they are more cautious kuensel

Fear of local transmission makes villagers cautious

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Wary of the increasing number of cases detected from the community transmission in Thimphu and Paro, villagers in Trashigang have become vigilant.