No clarity on cases detected yesterday

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Just as the capital city, a red zone, is seeing improvement in terms of not reporting cases from the community, a shopkeeper tested positive for the virus from a mobile flu clinic in Lungtenphu yesterday.
Raised chairs: The look of restaurant at a 50 percent capacitykuensel

Restaurants and bars in P/ling struggle to stay afloat

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Small businesses, especially restaurant and bars in Phuentsholing are in what is called the catch 22 situation.  They have to keep their business open and the timing and flow of customers is not helping them.
JDWNRH opens its Covid-19 test laboratory yesterdaycounsel

Dzongkhags restrict Chunipa losar celebration within family

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If not for the pandemic, Thukten Lhadon from Jangphutse village in Trashiyangtse would be in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India, today.
Haa tested about 1,800 individualskuensel

Mass screening to determine status of yellow zones in Haa

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If no new cases are detected from the mass testing in Haa, the dzongkhag Covid-19 taskforce will turn the four yellow clusters to green zones declaring the dzongkhag safe from the virus.  
JDWNRH opens its Covid-19 test laboratory yesterdaycounsel

Gewog officials ask hydropower project authorities to follow health protocol

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With hydropower projects in the two gewog of Langthel and Tangsibji in Trongsa, gewog officials have issued letters and introduced penalty to ensure residents follow the Covid-19 protocols.
Samples were also collected from the self-contained zones of PI and PIIkuensel

Mass testing in Punakha and Wangdue

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As part of the nationwide mass testing, health officials in Punakha and Wangdue tested more than 1200 individuals for Covid-19 in the last two days. 
JDWNRH opens its Covid-19 test laboratory yesterdaycounsel

India donates 50,000 test kits

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The Ministry of Health received 50,000 RT-PCR test kits from the Government of India, yesterday in Phuentsholing. This is the 10th consignment received from India.
JDWNRH opens its Covid-19 test laboratory yesterdaycounsel

Judiciary yet to meet to expedite cases that impact economy

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With increasing expenditure and several economic activities on hold, government spending increased by manifold. The government has spent about Nu 3.6 billion (B) while responding to the Covid-19 pandemic from March till December 2020, according to finance minister Namgay Tshering. 
Tests were conducted in five gewogs as of yesterdaykuensel

Mass screening for gewogs in Thimphu

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Thimphu dzongkhag with technical support from the Royal Centre for Disease Control (RCDC) are conducting Covid-19 mass screening in the gewogs.
JDWNRH opens its Covid-19 test laboratory yesterdaycounsel

Stranded and confused

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A week after the Covid-19 test, Tshering Norbu is still waiting for permission to travel to Samtse.  “I’m waiting for the call from 1010,” he said.
JDWNRH opens its Covid-19 test laboratory yesterdaycounsel

Police to investigate lockdown breach cases

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Mongar dzongkhag Covid-19 taskforce forwarded the cases of those who breached lockdown protocol last week. 
Over 17 metric tonnes of mandarin orange from Tsirang reached markets in Thimphu and Parokuensel

Mandarin vendors explore local market 

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Without exporters coming to buy his mandarin orange, a farmer in Kilkhorthang in Tsirang, Sonam, sold his orange worth Nu 130,000 to a local vendor who supplies to Thimphu. 
JDWNRH opens its Covid-19 test laboratory yesterdaycounsel

JDWNRH sets up Covid-19 testing lab 

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The Thimphu national referral hospital yesterday inaugurated a Covid-19 RT-PCR testing lab in its premises to address the testing requirements of patients and attendants.