Economic impact of Covid-19 worsening the malnutrition status in Asia and Pacific: UN

The two nationwide lockdowns affected the provision of free school meals for about 64,000 students in the country. Schools had to remain closed for almost the whole academic year.

Urban agriculture initiative grows potatoes in Thimphu

The workers with the urban agriculture initiative in Thimphu have returned to the fields to grow potatoes. 

The agriculture ministry procured 3.5 metric tonnes of potato seeds from Phobjikha and Khotakha in Wangdue. 

Cabinet approves Bhutan’s first policy on tourism

The much-awaited tourism policy has finally been cleared by the Cabinet this month. Unlike in the past, the government will now have to take measures to promote tourism as a year-round activity. 

Business as usual in Thimphu from Monday

After 43 days of lockdown following a local outbreak of Covid-19, life in Thimphu will return to ‘normal’ starting February 1. 

This means that people can return to work and institutions and businesses can open as usual. Residents will, however, have to follow existing Covid-19 norms.