Hundreds queued to collect free sanitiserskuensel

Bhutan’s Covid-19 story

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Bhutanese were startled out of sleep in the early hours of March 6, when the Prime minister’s Office announced on social media the first novel coronavirus case in the country. 
To store food for the coming winter, the farmers will require to make four trips to Lunana with goods (Photo: Dawa Gyeltshen)kuensel

PDP objects Tenzin Lekphel’s nomination for the post of BIMSTEC SG  

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People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in press releases yesterday, has asked the government to review its decision on the nomination of Tenzin Lekphel as candidate for the secretary general (SG) of BIMSTEC. The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) government recently nominated Tenzin Lekphel, one of the founders of the DNT party as the SG of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). 
To store food for the coming winter, the farmers will require to make four trips to Lunana with goods (Photo: Dawa Gyeltshen)kuensel

Export dropped to 20 percent during lockdown

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Export of goods from major industries declined to around 20 percent of the normal export capacity during the three-week nationwide lockdown, according to the economic affairs minister Loknath Sharma.
To store food for the coming winter, the farmers will require to make four trips to Lunana with goods (Photo: Dawa Gyeltshen)kuensel

Our choice is safety protocol or lockdown: Health Minister

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While the country will complete the second phase of unlocking tomorrow Health Minister Dechen Wangmo cautioned that if Bhutanese don’t adhere to the safety protocols there could be a lockdown any time. 
To store food for the coming winter, the farmers will require to make four trips to Lunana with goods (Photo: Dawa Gyeltshen)kuensel

A place for Thimphu’s wanderers

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It is 12:45pm at the Rinchen Kuenphen Primary School (RKPS), temporary home to 23 people who were found in different parts of Thimphu, with apparently nowhere to go during the lockdown. It is lunchtime and the motley group, neatly dressed and wearing face masks, are lined up for lunch at the assembly ground which serves as their dining space and entertainment centre while the rest of Thimphu is under lockdown.
JDWNRH has a consultation chamber openkuensel

Health facilities coping up with the new normal

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Seven days into the nationwide lockdown, Karchung and his wife Lhamo were growing anxious. The couple is expecting their first child.  The 28-year-old was in her second trimester and she was worried about her antenatal care (ANC) visits to the hospital. 

Prayer ceremony for Late President Pranab Mukherjee held

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His Majesty The King led the government and the Indian Ambassador in offering prayers and a thousand butter lamps for His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee at the Simtokha Dzong yesterday. The former President of India passed away on August 31.
Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering and Health Minister Dechen Wangmo appear on national television yesterday evening where he announced the lifting of the nationwide lockdownkuensel

Easing the lockdown from today in three phases

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Except for Phuentsholing, Gelephu, Samdrupjongkhar, and Samtse, people in other parts of the country will be allowed to come out of their homes from today as the government ends the nationwide lockdown. 
To store food for the coming winter, the farmers will require to make four trips to Lunana with goods (Photo: Dawa Gyeltshen)kuensel

27 more test Covid-19 positive at DANTAK camp in P/ling

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Of the 62 new Covid-19 positive cases detected after the nationwide lockdown on August 11, 48 are employees of Project DANTAK (43) and Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT). 
To store food for the coming winter, the farmers will require to make four trips to Lunana with goods (Photo: Dawa Gyeltshen)kuensel

21 DANTAK and IMTRAT employees among the 187 total Covid-19 cases in the country

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Of the 187 total positive cases in the country as of last night, 21 of them are Indian nationals working for Project DANTAK and Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT).  Health Minister Dechen Wangmo during a press conference yesterday said that three new positive cases were detected at the IMTRAT headquarters in Haa yesterday morning. 
Gelephu Flu Clinickuensel

Covid-19 positive frontline worker moved to Thimphu

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Sarpang like any other dzongkhags in the country was on its way to ease the lockdown when a frontline worker test positive for Covid-19 yesterday.  The 22-year-old frontline worker, who is the third positive case in the dzongkhag, visited Gelephu Central Regional Referral Hospital’s emergency ward with flu-like symptoms towards midnight on Wednesday. 
To store food for the coming winter, the farmers will require to make four trips to Lunana with goods (Photo: Dawa Gyeltshen)kuensel

Surveillance stepped up as more positive cases emerge in Phuentsholing

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Vehicle movement to and from Phuentsholing is stopped for the next three days to step up surveillance in the border town following the 19 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 
To store food for the coming winter, the farmers will require to make four trips to Lunana with goods (Photo: Dawa Gyeltshen)kuensel

Lunaps running short of food supply

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Up in the highlands of Lunana, Seki Dorji is worried with every passing day of the nationwide lockdown.  Food stock is exhausting and a trip to Punakha, the nearest town, is about 10 days away. Movement is restricted.