His Majesty The King at the Royal Guest House in Mongar, which has been converted into a hospital for Covid-19 on Royal Commandkuensel

His Majesty tours country to inspect Covid-19 preparedness

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His Majesty The King visited the southern, central and eastern parts of the country to inspect the national level preparedness against Covid-19.  His Majesty visited Tsirang and Gelephu on March 31 and has visited Zhemgang, Trongsa, Bumthang, Mongar, Trashiyangtse, Trashigang, Pemagatshel and Samdrupjongkhar since then. 

Banks prepared to defer EMIs

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Financial institutions (FIs) together with the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) are finalising options like deferring equated monthly installments (EMIs), providing moratorium and increasing grace period on loans for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Thank you Bhutan

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Like most tourists, Sandi Fischer and her partner, Bert Hewitt planned a trip to Bhutan to explore the country’s unique culture and tradition. On the list of places to visit, the Americans had Thimphu, Paro and Punakha.   “Bert and I really enjoy hiking so part of our decision was related to that, as well as hearing wonderful things about the people and culture of Bhutan.”
Guides and drivers engages in agriculture in absence of tourists in the countrykuensel

Giving back when it is needed

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Up above the Sangaygang hill, a group of men are busy. Armed with spades and pickaxes, the men, nine of them, donning shades and caps, dig out hard soil to be turned into agriculture land.
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“The fear of testing positive haunted us”

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There was no celebration, but when 29-year-old Sangay (name changed) returned home after spending almost a month in a quarantine facility in Thimphu, it was emotionally not less than the grandest homecoming.
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RCSC notifies agencies to allow working from home

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Expecting mothers and employees under pre-medical conditions could work from home or office could split into teams and work from office on turns.
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Second Bhutanese tests positive to Covid-19 

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With another positive case confirmed on Saturday, Bhutan now has four Covid-19 cases as of yesterday. The second Bhutanese to test positive for the virus is a student  who have returned from abroad and was quarantined in a hotel, Kuensel learnt.  
Physical distancing in public transportation is encouragedkuensel

Government impose travel restrictions

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With restrictions imposed on travels, the  Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) is exploring a middle-path approach to encourage physical distancing in public transportation sector. 
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First Bhutanese to test positive for Covid-19 

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In a span of 20 days, Bhutan has detected three Covid-19 positive cases. However, the situation remains the same and the threat level is still Orange for the country. The third patient was a student who had returned home from Europe on March 22. 
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His Majesty in south to inspect preparedness plan

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His Majesty The King is in Phuentsholing to inspect the plans put in place to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential goods from India, in light of the closure of our borders, and the 21-day lockdown in India.  
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We’re prepared for the lockdown: PM

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Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday night said that Bhutanese need not panic with neighbouring going for a complete lockdown.  “This was bound to happen and Bhutan wishes India all the luck as this is the only way to come out of it sooner and cleaner,” he said, adding that it was a clever move. 
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Police to monitor those in home quarantine 

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Except for seriously ill patients returning from treatment, the government will place all those arriving in the country in quarantine centres.  The health minister issued a public notification yesterday which comes into effect immediately. Mothers returning after childbirth overseas would also be exempted. 
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His Majesty addresses the nation on Covid-19

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Starting today, our land borders will be sealed. We are compelled to take this drastic measure in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. As you have been made aware through various government bulletins, the virus is spreading, causing immense disruption worldwide, and drawing closer to us each day.