Almost 14 months after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the pathogen that causes Covid-19 is far from being completely understood.
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In an attempt to protect their settlement and natural resources, the villagers of Dorithasa in Gakiling gewog in Haa through their local leaders pushed to suspend mining exploration activities in their area.
As more Covid-19 cases emerge from Core 4 zone in Phuentsholing, which covers most of the town, the zone has become the centre of curiosity and concern among people.
The Covid-19 is a complex virus. We do not have experts. We won’t have experts for a long time. The virus is mutating fast. That means with every significant mutation, the transmissibility and virulence of the virus increases. In other words, with each new mutation of the virus, the level of severity grows. We are, helplessly, steps behind the highly variable nature of the virus.
By 2050, Thimphu City’s forest cover will diminish to 16.32 percent, with a highly fragmented area of 4.28 sq km (km2), a study warns. It means that the forest cover will reduce by more than half compared to the current coverage of 40.04 percent.
To ensure food safety and hygiene, the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday.
A resident in Charingma village under Rangthaling, Tsirang, Sangay took about three months and spent more than Nu 30,000 to obtain a permit to construct a single-storey building.
His Majesty The King is in Phuentsholing to oversee measures to control the spread of Covid-19 in the community and manage other issues related to the pandemic, as the border town remains in lockdown.
Being a Desuup and having served on the frontline during the second nationwide lockdown, Tandin Tshewang saw the absence of personal protection equipment (PPE), especially surgical facemask that were mostly imported.
The Samdrupjongkhar Covid-19 Task Force declared the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) colony and office premises “Yellow Zone” beginning yesterday.
With the onset of summer, herders from Samste are bringing their cattle to Haa.
Since Samtse is identified as a high-risk area, Covid-19 task force made it mandatory for the herders to undergo seven days quarantine in the forests.
Local leaders in Wangduephodrang are disappointed with poor Internet and communication network in many gewogs.
They raised the issue during the dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) held on April 30.
With an increasing number of men from rural areas leaving farmlands to seek better income opportunities in towns, feminisation of agriculture is occurring rapidly in Bhutan.
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