Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering participates in the videoconference on COVID-19 (Photo: PMO)Kuensel

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. 
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering participates in the videoconference on COVID-19 (Photo: PMO)Kuensel

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. 
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering participates in the videoconference on COVID-19 (Photo: PMO)Kuensel

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.
The Pangna primary school campusKuensel

Education ministry to study campus exchange possibilities

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The education ministry will send a consultation team to Drujyegang gewog in Dagana to study the possibility of swapping campus of Pangna primary school with the Grade II Basic Health Unit.
A drinking and handwashing station Mawongpa Water Solution Private Limited installed in the townKuensel

Hand washing facility to encourage people wash hands

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If hand washing is the best and the cheapest way of staying clean and keep at bay the new coronavirus, there are initiatives to make people understand and give access to hand washing.
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering participates in the videoconference on COVID-19 (Photo: PMO)Kuensel

His Majesty The King in the east

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His Majesty The King visited Phuentsholing, Nganglam, and Mongar to inspect the preparedness and response measures in place against the spread of the global pandemic COVID-19. His Majesty granted Audience to the officials of the four eastern dzongkhags of Mongar, Trashiyangtse, Trashigang and Lhuentse, in Mongar yesterday, and held discussions on the preparations in place in eastern Bhutan. 
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering participates in the videoconference on COVID-19 (Photo: PMO)Kuensel

Daughter of COVID-19 patient thanks Bhutan, PM, and the health staff

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“The prayers, the people of Bhutan offered for my father kept my family and me going during this very difficult time.” In an apperception letter to Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, the daughter of the first COVID-19 patient in Bhutan, the 76-year-old American tourist, Catherine Miller, said that she was impressed by the “top notch” care her father received in Bhutan.
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering participates in the videoconference on COVID-19 (Photo: PMO)Kuensel

Bhutan will remain in orange zone: PM

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The one positive COVID-19 patient, who was evacuated on March 13, arrived his state in the USA yesterday. This brings to zero COVID-19 cases in Bhutan after the first case was detected on March 5.
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering participates in the videoconference on COVID-19 (Photo: PMO)Kuensel

SAARC leaders unite to fight COVID-19

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Leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) welcomed India’s proposal to set up a COVID-19 emergency fund when they came together yesterday to chalk out a common strategy for the region to fight the pandemic.
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering participates in the videoconference on COVID-19 (Photo: PMO)Kuensel

COVID-19: Bhutanese returning home from abroad poses bigger threat: PM

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With the lone positive COVID-19 patient evacuated to the USA yesterday, Bhutanese travellers returning home pose the biggest threat of bringing in the virus.