When complete, the dzong will have the tallest Utse (tower) in the countrykuensel

Bhutanese complacent despite the spike in Covid-19 cases 

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The recent spike in the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country has done little to alarm public who have now returned to ‘business as usual’ after the initial scare. 
When complete, the dzong will have the tallest Utse (tower) in the countrykuensel

Availability of test kits to determine entry of foreign workers

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The home ministry may have lifted the restrictions on the entry of foreign workers, but the number of skilled foreign workers entering the country would depend on the health ministry’s capacity to test and availability of test kits.
When complete, the dzong will have the tallest Utse (tower) in the countrykuensel

We cannot take Covid-19 lightly

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Our greatest worry was that there would be fatigue and complacency. We cannot be complacent or be overtaken by weariness. These are extraordinary times we are living in.
When complete, the dzong will have the tallest Utse (tower) in the countrykuensel

A behavioural change to benefit the community

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Health minister Dechen Wangmo said that public health behaviour needs to change given the current pandemic situation. 
A group of eight students took up the job about a month agokuensel

Tsirang youth help meet labour shortage

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Had it been a normal year, Tenzin (name changed), a class XII student of Damphu Central School, Tsirang would be attending lessons and preparing for upcoming board examination in December. 
More people are on the streetskunesel

Trashigang crawls back to normal

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Even as Covid-19 cases in the country have increased to 47, long queue in banks are a common sight in Trashigang town. People found crowding everywhere. On the roads, vehicle numbers have increased.
When complete, the dzong will have the tallest Utse (tower) in the countrykuensel

Contract holds back Bhutanese wanting to return from Kuwait

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They sound desperate, willing to forgo benefits and even termination if they can come home. This is the plight of some Bhutanese in Kuwait who are stranded in the oil rich kingdom after their employers refused to let them go.
Most Wanted: Since the border gate closed in March, demand for labourers in Phuentsholing to load and unload goods has spiked. Loading and unloading charges have increased manifold; in some cases to Nu 30,000 a trailer truck.kuensel

Expensive labour costs

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With the labourers from across the border grounded due to the pandemic, unemployed Bhutanese youth have taken up loading and unloading jobs.
When complete, the dzong will have the tallest Utse (tower) in the countrykuensel

The cost of unregulated charges

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The Covid-19 pandemic has created a huge shortage of labourers. It has also created opportunities for Bhutanese, especially youth and those laid off or lost their jobs because of the pandemic. Bhutanese have taken up the odd manual jobs that expatriate from across the borders did until now.
Truckers attend a briefing before plying on the Indian highwayskuensel

Truckers on Indian roads at risk of Covid-19

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Ensuring that Bhutanese drivers on the Indian highways are following safety protocols to avoid risk of Covid-19 has become challenging with only two escort officials travelling with a group of truckers. 
When complete, the dzong will have the tallest Utse (tower) in the countrykuensel

Rush to complete Denchi dzong 

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The construction of Denchi Dzong in Pemagatshel is expected to complete at the end of this month, according to the project manager.
When complete, the dzong will have the tallest Utse (tower) in the countrykuensel

Semester-end exams to be held before September

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Colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) will conduct their semester-end examinations before September.
When complete, the dzong will have the tallest Utse (tower) in the countrykuensel

31,257 apply for Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu 

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As of May 28, a total of 31,257 applications were received for the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu (DGRK), of which 68 percent or 21,195 had applied in April. The maximum number of applications, 4,615 were received on April 15, the second day after the relief kidu was announced.