Collective responsibility would stop the outbreak: Sowai Lyonpo  

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A week after the mass screening in the capital, another round of testing will begin in Thimphu today, following the completion of the two-day mass testing in Paro yesterday. 
Export from Phuentsholing continueskuensel

373.42MT of mandarin exported from Samtse

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Three main exporters in Samtse exported a total of 373.42 metric tonnes (MT) of oranges worth Nu 15.01 million (M), bringing an end to the export for the season.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Delivery of emergency contraceptives improves in second lockdown

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Pharmacies in Thimphu sold seven emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) on average daily during the second lockdown.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Not many come to avail nicotine replacement therapy 

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Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA)’s nicotine replacement therapy (NTR) received just about 200 individuals in the last two months.
Pemagatshel dzongdag inaugurates the switching stationkuensel

A check post at Tshobali eases movement

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All trucks ferrying gypsum and essential items to Nganglam, Pemagatshel will be escorted from Tshobali to Nganglam and back to Tshobali.  
Dzongkhag task force members tested for Covid-19kuensel

4,454 people avail medical service during lockdown

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In the last four weeks, 4,454 people received medical services in Thimphu to refill medicines, routine immunisation, influenza vaccination, wound dressings, and other emergency medical services.
The 8.6km Wangdue-Khuruthang road is around 10km shorter than the route from Lobesakuensel

Wangdue-Khuruthang road targeted to complete by July

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Despite the two nationwide lockdowns and issues related to shortage of construction materials, the Wangdue-Khuruthang road is expected to be completed on time.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Agriculture ministry trying to bridge the chilli gap

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Given local chilli shortage, import ban, and hiked prices, frustration among consumers is growing and some are even questioning the government policies on production and imports.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Police arrests elderly man for sharing videos

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Thimphu police arrested the 74-year-old man, whose videos with young women went viral on social media during the lockdown, on January 18.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Schools to re-open in February as scheduled 

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Both public and private schools will open for Classes Pre-Primary (PP) to VIII  for the 2021 academic session from February 1 as scheduled, the education ministry confirmed.  Classes PP-VIII have remained closed since March last year owing to Covid-19 pandemic. 
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

No significant increase in agriculture credit in 2020

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Financial institutions had loaned out Nu 147.5 billion (B) as of October 2020, which was an increase by 6 percent from December 2019, according to the monthly statistical bulletin of the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) for January 2021. 
Wangdue dzong re-construction project is seeing a good turnout of youth for the first time since reconstruction began after the fortress was completely destroyed by a fire in June 2012.  Kuensel

Youth find employment at Wangdue Dzong reconstruction project

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When the Wangdue Dzong reconstruction project management announced 30 vacancies for casual workers on September 17, last year it came as a relief to 21-year-old Kinley Wangchuk.
Harvest is delayed since prolonged monsoon damaged seedlingskuensel

Most Tsirang and Dagana chilli to hit market next month 

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With more than 250 farmers from five gewogs growing chilli on about 125 acres, Dagana is expected to produce about 165 metric tonnes (MT) of green chilli this winter.