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His Majesty The King is in the East on a Royal tour, to oversee measures against the spread of Covid-19, concerned by the large number of community infections in the area recently. 

His Majesty arrived in Trashigang late evening on June 7 and granted an audience to the members of the Trashigang Dzongkhag Covid-19 Task Force yesterday morning. In the afternoon, His Majesty travelled to Merak to begin a five-day trek along the eastern border towards Jomotshangkha, accompanied by His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering.    

En route to Trashigang yesterday, His Majesty visited de-suups training in woodworking in Bumthang as part of a skilling programme. The de-suups who are participating in the programme receive high-level training in a diverse set of skills of their choice, and have the opportunity to participate in projects of national importance in the country during the pandemic. His Majesty visited another de-suung skilling programme group who are training in construction at the Ugyen Pelri Palace in Paro, on June 6.

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