Pre-lockdown: Jaigaon town in India wears a deserted look after the news of 17 new confirmed Covid-19 cases (Photo: Ajay Verma, Connecting Nations, Jaigaon)kuensel

Health ministry wrapping up the lockdown protocol 

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As residents geared up for another weekend last Friday, a rumour was rife of a Covid-19 community transmission and a possible lockdown of the capital city, quietly.   It was fake news. 
Pre-lockdown: Jaigaon town in India wears a deserted look after the news of 17 new confirmed Covid-19 cases (Photo: Ajay Verma, Connecting Nations, Jaigaon)kuensel

A collective responsibility

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The Royal Bhutan Police nabbed yet another person involved in drug trafficking. The image of the young man with a stash of banned substances and wads of cash, police shared, went viral prompting people to ask many questions.
Students attend the mobile classroom in Talo, Punakha yesterdaykuensel

Laptsakha PS teachers go mobile to help students

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With his tiny fingers holding a pencil, a Class PP student of Laptsakha Primary School (LPS) in Talo, Punakha is learning to write alphabets. He struggles. 
Chainga Dorjikuensel

Two Bhutanese bag second position in ‘My Life My Yoga’ competition 

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Two Bhutanese, Phuntsho Dema and Chainga Dorji came second in the international ‘My Life My Yoga’ online video blogging competition organised by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), India.
Dzongkhag engineers and technicians work at the dry port construction sitekuensel

Boulder export to resume in Samtse

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Export of boulders (and aggregates) to Bangladesh and India from Samtse is expected to resume this week, according to dredging companies and exporters.
Pilgrims at Nub Tshonapata lake in Haakuensel

Domestic tourism in focus once again

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While Bhutan remains closed to international tourists owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a renewed effort in promoting domestic tourism led by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB). 
Pre-lockdown: Jaigaon town in India wears a deserted look after the news of 17 new confirmed Covid-19 cases (Photo: Ajay Verma, Connecting Nations, Jaigaon)kuensel

Look inward, the time has come!

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There were warnings—Covid-19 would come to our doors.  When the whole nation, led by His Majesty The King is fighting the pandemic, we need to think beyond the borders.
Archer Sonam Demakuensel

Archers compete virtually in tournament

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Bhutan Archery Federation (BAF) organised a two-day friendly archery tournament between Bhutan and Japan. The tournament was conducted without archers coming out in the archery ground. It was conducted virtually.
At the opening match between Paro FC and Druk Stars FC on Saturdaykuensel

A football league without spectators

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Although the opening game of Bhutan Premier League (BPL) at Woochu Sports Arena in Paro was screened live on BBS, it received a significant number of viewers, watching from the roadsides.
Pre-lockdown: Jaigaon town in India wears a deserted look after the news of 17 new confirmed Covid-19 cases (Photo: Ajay Verma, Connecting Nations, Jaigaon)kuensel

Jaigaon to go under lockdown

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Neighbouring town, Jaigaon has confirmed 17 Covid-19 positive cases, which many say could cross the porous border to the commercial hub of the country, Phuentsholing.
Pre-lockdown: Jaigaon town in India wears a deserted look after the news of 17 new confirmed Covid-19 cases (Photo: Ajay Verma, Connecting Nations, Jaigaon)kuensel

Schools will not re-open this month

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Schools will not open today, August 1. Amidst rumours on social media that the schools will reopen from this month, it was confirmed that the government has no plans to re-open schools for Classes VII-IX and XI as yet.
Pre-lockdown: Jaigaon town in India wears a deserted look after the news of 17 new confirmed Covid-19 cases (Photo: Ajay Verma, Connecting Nations, Jaigaon)kuensel

Bhutan marks 30 years of Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Today marks 30 years since Bhutan ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Pre-lockdown: Jaigaon town in India wears a deserted look after the news of 17 new confirmed Covid-19 cases (Photo: Ajay Verma, Connecting Nations, Jaigaon)kuensel

Inside the Covid-19 isolation ward

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With the confirmation of two more Covid-19 positive cases on July 30, Bhutan touched the three-digit mark (101) since the country reported its first positive case on March 5.