Eunkyoung Koh (left) and Health Minister Dechen Wangmokuensel

More than dietary and nutritional needs

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The government's decision to provide rations to more than 10,000 vulnerable students has come as a timely intervention in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
About five acres of jungle have been cleared below the school About five acres of jungle have been cleared below the school

Civil servants in farming as they maintain physical distancing

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Fifty-something civil servants, corporate, private employees and businessmen of Mongar have developed a kitchen garden in Mongar Middle Secondary School campus.
Sale of honey declined compared to previous yearkuensel

Demand for Bumthang honey declines

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Stories of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on hotels in Bumthang will not come as ‘honey to the ears’ of the beekeepers in the dzongkhag.
Eunkyoung Koh (left) and Health Minister Dechen Wangmokuensel

P’ling gets first Covid-19 case

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Phuentsholing yesterday got its first Covid-19 positive case, an imported case from India, in a 24-year-old woman who returned from New Delhi.   She arrived in Phuentsholing on May 26 and tested positive yesterday. She was the lone Bhutanese traveller and is suspected of having travelled by train. 
His Majesty The King offered prayers and Karmi Tongchoe at the conclusion of the Gongdue Khangsha Kurim yesterdaykuensel

His Majesty offers prayers at the conclusion of the Gongdue Khangsha Kurim

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His Majesty The King offered prayers and Karmi Tongchoe at the conclusion of the Gongdue Khangsha Kurim yesterday. The prayer ceremony was held at the Tango Dorden Tashithang Buddhist University, for all the people of the world who lost their lives due to Covid-19.
Eunkyoung Koh (left) and Health Minister Dechen Wangmokuensel

Contractors ready to employ locals but only those skilled

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Contractors and builders admit there is a huge demand for labour in the construction sector and that if the government would provide them, they are ready to employ any number. 
Eunkyoung Koh (left) and Health Minister Dechen Wangmokuensel

Public discount data package not coming any time soon

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The country’s two telecommunication companies recently offered special data packages for students to facilitate e-learning, but the general public will have to wait a little longer. 
Eunkyoung Koh (left) and Health Minister Dechen Wangmokuensel

Alternative employment in agriculture preferred

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Indicating a keen interest in alternative employment, especially in agriculture, those affected by the Covid-19 are interested to receive support to set out an alternative career path.
About five films are awaiting screening due to Covid-19kuensel

FAB resorts to making short films and MTV

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With projects either halted or postponed, the film industry is at a standstill, leaving most artists and technicians anxious about their future in the entertainment industry.
Eunkyoung Koh (left) and Health Minister Dechen Wangmokuensel

Major water supply line delayed after contractor flees

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Construction work to supply water to Damdum Industrial Park in Samtse which was supposed to complete on March 16, 2018 has been left incomplete despite time extension after the contractor abandoned the work. 
Eunkyoung Koh (left) and Health Minister Dechen Wangmokuensel

Stigmatisation will not help anyone

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Whenever a plane lands at the Paro airport originating from the Middle East, the most common remark is that a coronavirus plane has landed. It may be a casual remark, but it is rude.
Deepak Chhetri expands his farm by five more acres in Samtenling gewogkuensel

Covid-19 disruption helps those in commercial farming

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Kamana and her husband may not thank the Covid-19 pandemic, but it has helped them find a solution to a problem that the couple had been trying to resolve for the past two years.
Eunkyoung Koh (left) and Health Minister Dechen Wangmokuensel

Republic of Korea contributes Covid-19 prevention items

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The Republic of Korea has contributed Covid-19 prevention items worth USD 400,000, including test kits to Bhutan.  The kits are enough for 17,250 tests. The country also donated USD 200,000 to fight the Covid-19.