Drukair has rescheduled Delhi-Paro flight KB205 on March 22 and March 23Kuensel

Drukair deploys additional flights to evacuate students

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Within two days (March 21-22), Drukair would deploy five additional flights from Paro to New Delhi to accommodate and evacuate stranded students before closure across India to all foreign carriers come into force from March 22-30.
Hearings are conducted for important cases based on priorityKuensel

Court hearings reduced after the Covid-19 case in the country

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After the first Covid-19 positive case surfaced in the country on March 5, judiciary has taken preventive measures not calling litigants from dzongkhag and dungkhag courts to Thimphu and those in Thimphu to the dzongkhag and dungkhag courts.
Bhutan E-Learning would be broadcast through BBSKuensel

E-learning explored to engage students

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With schools across the country shut down until further notice, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday said it was not compulsory for all teachers to conduct online education or E-Learning classes if faced with challenges.
HH the Je Khenpo explains the Sangay Menlha initiationKuensel

Listen to health experts: His Holiness the Je Khenpo

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Thousands of Bhutanese dropped everything and remained glued to their screens for hours yesterday attending the first-ever initiation of Sangay Menlha (Medicine Buddha) over the TV and social media platforms. 
26 clinical and support staff are under quarantine todayKuensel

“The patient and our team became like a family”

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In the evening of March 5, when the country was in deep slumber, a team of doctors and nurses including support staff at the national referral hospital were dealing with a possible Covid-19 positive patient.    Hours later, Bhutan confirmed its first positive Covid-19 case, an imported case in an American tourist.  
About 19 vegetables are grown in TsirangKuensel

Gelephu residents call for stricter regulation 

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The news of a Covid-19 suspect getting caught at Bongaigoan, a bordering town in Assam near Gelephu has made the town’s residents apprehensive. The suspect, a migrant worker from Assam was found around midnight on a train to Guwahati after he had escaped the quarantine facility in Kerala on March 16.   
All passengers who came by Bhutan Post bus were quarantinedKuensel

Permit system to ensure travel history in P/ling

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With more Bhutanese living across the border moving to Phuentsholing and many travellers quarantined, the point of entries (PoE) initiated to battle the Covid-19 are getting busier in Phuentsholing.
About 19 vegetables are grown in TsirangKuensel

What defines a mass gathering?

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The government has advised the public to avoid mass gatherings as a precautionary measure to stop the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) from spreading in the country. However, public gatherings, including Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) sessions and Covid-19 sensitisation meetings, have not stopped. Religious activities that involve gatherings have not stopped totally.
About 19 vegetables are grown in TsirangKuensel

Tsirang aims to continue vegetables supply to nearby dzongkhags

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The vegetable capital of the country, Tsirang dzongkhag, had been tasked with a new assignment. As the country prepares for the worst-case scenario in the light of global Covid-19 outbreak, the dzongkhag is exploring the possibilities of supplying vegetables to nearby dzongkhags should the borders need to be sealed.
About 19 vegetables are grown in TsirangKuensel

Covid-19: increasing recovery case is encouraging

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At a time when many countries are battling the rapid escalation of Covid-19 positive cases China, from where the pandemic began, is witnessing an encouraging recovery rate. For the first time after Covid-19 outbreak, China yesterday saw not a single local infection.
About 19 vegetables are grown in TsirangKuensel

Assam man with COVID-19 symptoms who escaped quarantine caught at Bongaigaon

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The Assam man who escaped from a quarantine centre in Kerala and was on his way to Assam was caught at the Bongaigaon railway station this morning, according to the Times of India, an English daily newspaper in India.
About 19 vegetables are grown in TsirangKuensel

Govt. prepares to remain a step ahead

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Bhutan is COVID-19 free, but the government is preparing for the worst after a single positive case was reported in West Bengal, the Indian state that borders Bhutan. Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering, at a press conference yesterday, said that lone positive case in the West Bengal is an imported case similar to the one Bhutan had. 
About 19 vegetables are grown in TsirangKuensel

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.