A Bhutanese family living in Chinese Lane load their belongingsKuensel

First phase of economic stimulus plan for the hardest hit: PM

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The government is planning to roll out an economic stimulus plan within a few days for the most affected sectors to help them cope with the unprecedented economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
More than 300 guides cleaned the thromde area yesterdayKuensel

Tour guides explore engagement activities

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About 20 tour guides are busy at work at the Guide Association of Bhutan’s (GAB) office in Thimphu—ruffling through papers, taking down details, and continuously having telephonic conversations.
A taxi driver lists down details of passengersKuensel

Cabbies maintain passenger logbook to help trace people

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Taxi driver Khawjey of Trashiyangtse has a new responsibility. Every time he stops for a passenger, he notes down all the details of the passenger, sometimes at the uneasiness of the valued customer.
Sneak peek: Images from a quarantine centre in Paro show that those placed under quarantine have access to essential services.Kuensel

Quarantine is for everyone irrespective of status: PM

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Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday said that everyone returning from abroad must adhere to strict quarantine standards for two weeks to protect loved ones and communities from contracting the virus. 
A Bhutanese family living in Chinese Lane load their belongingsKuensel

His Majesty The King grants kidu to LEP youth

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The government will, on behalf of the youth who went to Japan on the Learn and Earn Programme (LEP), pay the interest for the loans they availed from Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) and Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL).
Bhutanese students who returned from Sikkim in Phuentsholing yesterdaykuensel

26 people quarantined in Phuentsholing in one day 

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On the first day of mandatory quarantining, the response team in Phuentsholing quarantined 26 Bhutanese, mostly students returning from Sikkim. They will be quarantined for two weeks. 
A Bhutanese family living in Chinese Lane load their belongingsKuensel

Joint parliament committee recommends Gov’t to postpone re-opening of schools

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The joint parliamentary committee on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness and response yesterday recommended the government to postpone the reopening of schools in five dzongkhags till the end of March 2020.
A Bhutanese family living in Chinese Lane load their belongingsKuensel

School closure purely preventive measure: Govt.

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All schools and educational institutes including ECCDs, VTIs, across the country will remain closed from today until further order from the government, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said. 
A Bhutanese family living in Chinese Lane load their belongingsKuensel

All travellers entering Bhutan will be quarantined

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All travellers, including Bhutanese, coming to Bhutan will be quarantined in a designated quarantine facility for two weeks with effect from yesterday. However, minors below 18 years would be sent for home quarantine. Health minister Dechen Wangmo, announced this during the press briefing on COVID-19 yesterday. 
A Bhutanese family living in Chinese Lane load their belongingsKuensel

Bhutan 99% free of COVID-19 

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Bhutan’s fight against COVID-19 cannot be more scientific and evidence-based than it is today. The interventions and measures put in place are based on how the epidemiology of the disease is evolving, said health minister, Dechen Wangmo.
Most of the construction works in Thimphu are affected without workersKuensel

Local workers to fill gaps in affected sectors

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The labour ministry is compiling the list of shortage of workers in different sectors to fill in the gap left by foreign workers after the two-week restriction on entry of foreigners in the country.
Trongsa hospitalKunsel

Trongsa COVID-19 suspect shows no symptoms 

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Trongsa hospital is monitoring a 23-year-old man placed under quarantine after his return from the Middle East recently. 
A Bhutanese family living in Chinese Lane load their belongingsKuensel

Bhutanese residing in Jaigaon starts moving to Phuentsholing

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It is 3pm. Inside his house at the Chinese Lane, on the side of Jaigaon, Raju Gurung and his family were busy packing their belongings.