Sneak peek: Images from a quarantine centre in Paro show that those placed under quarantine have access to essential services.Kuensel

What defines a mass gathering?

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The government has advised the public to avoid mass gatherings as a precautionary measure to stop the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) from spreading in the country. However, public gatherings, including Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) sessions and Covid-19 sensitisation meetings, have not stopped. Religious activities that involve gatherings have not stopped totally.
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.
Sneak peek: Images from a quarantine centre in Paro show that those placed under quarantine have access to essential services.Kuensel

14 newly-borns share birthday with the Royal child

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Labour pains can never be gratifying. But after ten hours of pain, Sangdag Pem, 28, is a happy mother to welcome her baby, a daughter. News of a royal birth reaching the birthing centre of the national referral hospital made her happier.
Sneak peek: Images from a quarantine centre in Paro show that those placed under quarantine have access to essential services.Kuensel

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.
His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, and His Royal Highness the Gyalsey in February 2020ROM

Nation rejoices the birth of Royal Child 

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The second Royal Child of Their Majesties The King and Queen, a prince, was born yesterday, on March 19, coinciding with the 25th day of the first month of the Male Iron Rat year. His Royal Highness was delivered safely at the Lingkana Palace in Thimphu.
Sneak peek: Images from a quarantine centre in Paro show that those placed under quarantine have access to essential services.Kuensel

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.
Sneak peek: Images from a quarantine centre in Paro show that those placed under quarantine have access to essential services.Kuensel

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. 
Sneak peek: Images from a quarantine centre in Paro show that those placed under quarantine have access to essential services.Kuensel

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.
Motithang fuel stationKuensel

Fuel price drops in the capital

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With the price of petrol dropping by Nu 4.01 and diesel by Nu 5.24, fuel price  in the capital has dropped to the lowest in recent months.
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.
Farmers packaging yoghurtKuensel

Dairy farmers’ group thrives in Minjey

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As the name suggests, a dairy farmers’ group called Lhamo Norgyuen (the goddess of wealth) in Minjey gewog in Lhuentse is thriving today.
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.