Lhuentse divided into three zones

Tshering Namgyal | Mongar 

Lhuentse dzongkhag is divided into three zones excluding the gewogs. Phaling town near the dzong area, Autsho in the lower and Khoma gewog area in the middle are the three zones. Phaling town has 140 households, Autsho has about 130 and Khoma has around 45 households.

De-Suups started distributing the movement cards since Wednesday.

Lhuentse Dzongdag, Jambay Wangchuk, said the implementation of movement card would begin from August 29, as they would need a day for sorting out the cards and do necessary corrections if there are any. There are two time zones, three hours each in the morning and afternoon where residents can shop from the identified shops.

The dzongkhag, according to the dzongdag has been doing well in terms of door-door delivery of essential items including LPG cylinders. The dzongkhag distributed almost all the essentials through Food Corporation of Bhutan F and farm shops, with only a few necessities unavailable with FCB arranged from identified shops.

The dzongdag who is also the dzongkhag incident commander said while gewog vehicles (Boleros) were deployed to cater essentials to rural communities, many volunteers came forward with their private vehicles to supplement the transportation needs.

A self-sufficient dzongkhag in vegetable and livestock products, Lhuentse dzongkhag supplied four DCM truckloads of surplus vegetables and 130 trays of eggs to Nganglam. The dzongkhag also sent 153 kg of butter and 1200 balls of cheese to Thimphu.

Meanwhile, 665 movement cards were distributed in Trashiyangtse yesterday after dividing the dzongkhag into four zones — Yangtse Throm I and Throm II zones, Doksum town zone and the gewog zones.

The dzongkhag Covid-19 task force has issued cards to all three town zones and also issued six special cards to single mothers and disabled persons.

People will be allowed to move around in their zones starting tomorrow.

Residents in respective zones can move around from 9am-5pm, with their specific time.

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