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Govt. considering several options on school closure: PM

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There is no definite duration on how long schools and institutions will remain closed although all the education institutions closed since March 5 following Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering. 
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Students engaged in agriculture

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With schools closed, children in Semji village, Trongsa are busy collecting logs these days. Others in the community are helping their parents on the farms. 
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An opportunity to build a database

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When the health ministry shared details of Bhutanese around the world affected by the coronavirus, many were surprised to see Czech Republic in the list of countries. Not many expected Bhutanese living in the central European country.
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Meat import increases by 10 percent

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The import of meat increased to more than 12,102 metric tons (MT) in 2019 from 10,978MT in 2018, an increase of slightly more than 10 percent in one year, according to a recently released Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) annual statistics.
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Woman tests negative for Covid-19

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A woman who underwent another test after completing 21-day of quarantine in Paro retested negative for Covid-19.
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A youth group attempts to revive mustard cultivation

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A group of 11 youths from Khamda village under Dogar gewog in Paro is trying to revive the long-forgotten practice of cultivating mustard in the wake of Covid-19.
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HM returns from tour of Southern dzongkhags

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His Majesty The King arrived in Thimphu after a weeklong visit to Samtse and Phuentsholing to review the security and preparatory measures to combat Covid-19.
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Govt. to look for opportunities for those working abroad

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His Majesty The King has commanded the government to look into creating job opportunities for Bhutanese working overseas and has returned home in the wake of the Covid- 19 pandemic, according to Prime Minster Dr Lotay Tshering.
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14 Bhutanese abroad have tested positive to Covid-19

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A total of 17 Bhutanese have been infected with the novel coronavirus so far including the three who were detected in the country. While the three positive cases in the country have been removed to the de-isolation facility after they tested negative to the virus upon two consecutive tests within 24 hours, two Bhutanese in New York have also recovered.
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DNP relaxes construction rules

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The Department of National Properties (DNP) has relaxed various rules, including those on imposition of fines, for the construction sector to cope with the situation arising from the Covid-19.
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Raw material problem slows HDP pipe production

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The country’s only two high-density polythene (HDP) pipe manufacturing companies in Phuentsholing are facing production difficulties as the flow of raw materials has been hit due to Covid-19.
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Ensuring psychosocial wellbeing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

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Coming home from abroad after a long time and then getting confined in a room for 21 days can be torturous if not testing the patience. It could be worse if one is dependent on contraband substances.    
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Night patrolling in Paro

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Paro is filled with officers in uniform. Sometimes it feels like a military town. They do the rounds in groups—in Drugyal, Lango, Geptay, Shaba, and Bonday.