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It is still in our hands

The health ministry, on Monday, issued a detailed safety protocol that ministries and agencies have to follow in the wake of the increasing Covid-19 cases in the region. It is a timely intervention as cases at home are also on the rise and the threat of an uncontrollable transmission is becoming more realistic.

Rukha and Lawa-Lamga chiwogs need reliable mobile network

In the 2018 National Council elections, Athang gewog in Wangdue was the last to declare the vote count.  When roofs of two houses in Rukha were blown off by a windstorm in April this year, help came only the next day. When a fire broke out in a shop in the locality, residents could report the incident that happened at 2pm to the disaster team only about 6:30pm. 

A Covid-19 positive in Samdrupjongkhar

A 36-year-old woman from Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) colony in Samdrupjongkhar tested Covid-19 positive yesterday. 

She will be sent to the isolation centre in Mongar today.

The woman is a wife of a policeman and works with security section at Tashi Bank. 

India donates six mobile X-Ray machines 

Bhutan received six Skan mobile DR mobile X-Ray machines from the government of India yesterday in Thimphu. 

This is the 13th medical consignment delivered to Bhutan by India since the Covid-19 surfaced in the country. The X-ray machines will be used in regional hospitals. 

Bigger danger is here

Suppose the second wave of Covid-19 is here, a new variant; hospitals running out of beds and oxygen, waiting for days in the queue to cremate your loved ones; more lockdowns; starvation; and all those suffering that we watch on television.  At the rate the virus is appearing in the southern dzongkhags, it might not […]