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.
Bhutanese students who returned from Sikkim in Phuentsholing yesterdaykuensel

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.
Bhutanese students who returned from Sikkim in Phuentsholing yesterdaykuensel

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.
Bhutanese students who returned from Sikkim in Phuentsholing yesterdaykuensel

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. 
Bhutanese students who returned from Sikkim in Phuentsholing yesterdaykuensel

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. 
Bhutanese students who returned from Sikkim in Phuentsholing yesterdaykuensel

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. 
Bhutanese students who returned from Sikkim in Phuentsholing yesterdaykuensel

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.
Bhutanese students who returned from Sikkim in Phuentsholing yesterdaykuensel

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. 
Bhutanese students who returned from Sikkim in Phuentsholing yesterdaykuensel

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.