Farmer’s group contribute vegetables

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About 16 members of a farmer’s group in Drujyegang gewog, Dagana, called the Thuenpa Puenzhi Soenam Detsen, contributed one tonne each of cabbage and cauliflower to the government. The vegetables loaded in two Bolero pick up trucks would reach Thimphu tomorrow.
Customers wait at the billing counter at Tashi’s departmental store yesterday eveningKuensel

Phuentsholing retailers running out of rice

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Until dusk yesterday, Phuentsholing didn’t witness any panic buying although news of lockdown in India had many worrying. By 6:30pm, stores, wholesales and retail shops saw many customers rushing to buy essentials.
Paro vegetable market crowded with customersKuensel

Panic buying in Paro

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Paro vegetable market was unusually crowded for a weekday yesterday.  Lhamo Drukpa, a vegetable vendor said that the place was empty for days. But with the news of a ban on the import of vegetables, people quickly flocked at the market to stock up. 
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Trongsa dratshang distributes blessed water to combat Covid-19

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Coinciding with the auspicious 30th day of the first Bhutanese month, Trongsa dratshang distributed ngag-chu, blessed water, to the public as a preventive measure against Covid-19 on March 24.
People have gathered at the Centenary Farmers Market to panic-buyKuensel

Agriculture ministry places import restriction on select produce

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Early morning, the Centenary Farmers’ Market in Thimphu woke up to full parking spaces, large groups of people and rushing vegetable pickup trucks. Within a few hours, a vendor sold off her whole day’s stock. 
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A man quarantined in Lhuentse

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Lhuentse dzongkhag quarantined a man at the Lhuentse Higher Secondary School hostel two days after he returned from India.  The 43-year old trucker from Gangzur village was quarantined on March 23, following police inspection based on information provided by the Nganglam checkpost.
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Three quarantined in Trashiyangtse

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Trashiyangtse dzongkhag has quarantined three people as of yesterday evening, two women and a man. The three are quarantined in Tsenkharla central School.
Jamyang TshulthrimKuensel

Tele-education in the wake of Covid-19 threat

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The lesson of the day is “comparative advantage”. What is it? Simply put, it is an economy’s ability to produce goods and services at a lower opportunity cost than that of trading partners. In other words, a comparative advantage gives producer or a company the ability to sell goods and services at a lower price than their competitors and so realise bigger sales margins.
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His Majesty in south to inspect preparedness plan

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His Majesty The King is in Phuentsholing to inspect the plans put in place to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential goods from India, in light of the closure of our borders, and the 21-day lockdown in India.  
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BNB sanctioned PSL loans without following guidelines

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Bhutan National Bank (BNB), while sanctioning Nu 152 million (M) under priority sector lending (PSL) to 118 clients in the country, applied different loan terms and interest rate. The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) pointed out the discrepancy in its compliance audit report issued to the bank in November last year.
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Should the quarantine period be increased?

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Following the recommendation of the joint parliamentary committee on Covid-19 to increase the quarantine period, a debate has ensued over whether or not a person can be declared free of the virus on completion of 14 days in the quarantine.
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UN in Bhutan contributes USD 1.14M for Covid-19 

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The United Nations (UN) has contributed USD 1.14 Million (M) to support the national Covid-19 preparedness and response and other immediate assistance.    The UN resident coordinator, Gerald Daly, on behalf of the 26 resident and non-resident UN agencies, funds, and programmes working in Bhutan handed over the amount to the Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday.
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Only one tourist in the country

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March 23, 2020, will probably be remembered in the history of tourism in Bhutan as the day when there was only one tourist in the country. Since the day Covid-19 was first detected in the country, all tourists gradually left Bhutan after the government banned the entry of tourists. The last four tourists left Bhutan on Monday.