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12th Plan reprioritisation focuses on social sectors

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The 12th Plan is being reprioritised based on four key priority areas related to Covid-19 pandemic with health as the number one priority sector, followed by education, food security, and infrastructures, Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) officials said. 
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Youth register for work at MDP despite Covid-19 cases

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There is no dearth of loaders at the Mini Dry Port (MDP) in Phuentsholing, despite the detection of Covid-19 positive cases in the area as youth come forward to shoulder the tasks. 
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132 women evacuees safely home

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 A relief flight yesterday brought home 132 Bhutanese women evacuated from Iraq upon the command of His Majesty The King.  According to a press release from the foreign ministry, over 160 women were trafficked to Iraq in the last few years through illegal Bhutanese agents by colluding with foreign agents, which are unauthorised and illegal in Bhutan.

Lessons from the first lockdown

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The adhoc lockdown that Bhutan experienced has left many contemplating if it could have been implemented in a more organised manner.  Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering agrees on the need to have been organised but is quick to point out that the consequences would have been different too. 
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GDP growth projection for 2020 revised to negative 2.1%

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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection for 2020 has been revised downward to negative 2.1 after the country went into its first ever lockdown in August.
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Close to 90 percent released from quarantine facilities

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The government has so far spent Nu 248.279 million on hotels that served as quarantine facilities for 14,667 people as of yesterday.  Of the total 14,667 quarantined since March, 89 percent or 13,059 were discharged so far. 
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JDWNRH Covid isolation ward has zero active case!

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After 194 days of serving as the busiest centre dealing with positive Covid-19 cases, the isolation ward at the national referral hospital in Thimphu finally saw its last patient leave the facility on September 14. 
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Students returning from high-risk areas to be quarantined

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Classes for X and XII re-opened from yesterday except for schools in Sarpang, Samtse and Samdrupjongkhar thromdes, which are still considered as a high-risk area. 
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Cordyceps collectors and buyers skeptical about open business

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In a move to ease the Yartsa Goenbub (Cordyceps Sinensis) business, the agriculture ministry has approved direct buying and selling of cordyceps, but buyers and sellers are still skeptical of the new arrangement.
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Risks high in re-opening Classes PP-VIII : MoH minister

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Based on the risk assessment, the health ministry has advised the government against reopening Classes Pre-Primary to VIII for the remaining academic session. 
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Students of P/ling to be relocated to Punakha and Wangdue

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The education ministry will relocate 1,580 Class X and XII students and teachers of both public and private schools in Phuentsholing to other schools beginning today. 
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More than half who sought counselling were students 

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Students anxious about school reopening, difficulty with online lessons, and examinations made up more than half the callers seeking counselling in the past six months.  693 people (305 males and 351 females) reached out to counsellors on the Sherig Counselling Service, a Facebook page between March and August 28. About 37 of the clients who sought counselling preferred to be counselled through text without sharing their gender details. 
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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.