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Local governments decided the revised 12th Plan activities

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In light of the Covid-19 situation, the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) has reworked on the 12th Plan programmes and activities in consultation with the local governments. 
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Govt. stocking essential items to last six months

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The government has stocked essential items enough to last for four months—worth Nu 104 million. By mid-May, the country will have stocked essential items to last for six months.
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Govt. saves Nu 2.3B from travel, training and inessential spending

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The government has spent Nu 1.27 billion (B) so far for Covid-19 response and containment plans, of which Nu 988 million (M) was spent on buying essential food items and fuel.  Latest figures with the finance ministry show that the economic affairs ministry has purchased about 1,200 kilolitres (1.2 million litres)  of fuel and about 20,000 liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders for both commercial and domestic use. 
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We’ll come out of this as a more united and resilient nation: Health Minister

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While the whole world is struggling to cope up with the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Bhutan could not be any more prepared for the health emergency of this magnitude than it is today.  Bhutanese had just recently elected a new government that prioritised streamlining and upgrading the country’s entire health care system. 
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Covid-19 fear sends people looking for sublime sanctuaries

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Covid-19 may have limited the movement of people, particularly in the usually-crowded parts of the capital, but go to the hills and mountains to really understand the true terror of the pandemic.
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Coal company compensates for damages

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Kuchi from Rishor in Dewathang gewog, Samdrupjongkhar received Nu 1.1 million (M) from the SD Eastern Bhutan Coal Company (SDEBCC) yesterday for the damages to her house.
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Watching what your children watch

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When will the schools reopen? This is a question on the minds of many parents with schools closed and students staying home, some mostly on their own.
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Militia group launches campaign materials

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The militia group (2003) launched physical distancing awareness campaign materials for Covid-19 at the World Wildlife Fund office in Thimphu yesterday. 
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School fees: To pay or not to pay?

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With schools closed soon after the 2020 academic session began, private schools and their clients, parents, are ironing out issues related to school fees.
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House owners come to the rescue

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If the fiscal measures are helping house owners, they are letting the benefit trickle down to the tenants who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Phuentsholing.
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Changes at CFM to ensure physical distancing

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Shopping for vegetables at the Centenary Farmers Market (CFM), Thimphu, would be different from today.
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Children at increased online risk during Covid-19 pandemic

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Children in Bhutan are at increased risk of harm as their lives move increasingly online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 
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From feeding to growing food

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It is not cleaning or dusting furniture or fixtures, it is not cutleries or teapots in hands, as the staff of a four-star resort in Paro shift from serving food to growing it.