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.
Seven automobile workshops have closed down in Samdrupjongkharkuensel

Automobile workshop and other businesses close

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With most of the automobile workshops and shops in Samdrupjongkhar closed after the border was sealed on March 23, local truckers have assumed the role of mechanics. 
Shadzop Karma Wangchuk has enough work for nowKuensel

700 laid-off tour guides register for jobs in other sectors 

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About 700 tour guides, mostly freelancers, have registered with the Guides Association of Bhutan (GAB) to take up jobs in various sectors in Covid-19’s wake. The registered guides are currently undergoing orientation programme on the nature of the jobs, conducted for half an hour for seven to eight individuals to avoid mass gathering.
Shadzop Karma Wangchuk has enough work for nowKuensel

A man dies of stabbing injury 

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Wangduephodrang police detained a 45- year-old man on March 23 for voluntary manslaughter of a 50- year old man. According to police, the suspect stabbed the victim outside the Nyisho gewog office. “At that time they came to the gewog office to settle an extramarital affair case,” a source said.   
34 Bhutanese are quarantined in Tsherim Resort in Parokuensel

From inside in facility quarantine

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What is it like to be in quarantine? A knock comes on the door. One gets used to a health official with a digital thermometer waiting outside. This happened at least thrice a day.
Shadzop Karma Wangchuk has enough work for nowKuensel

We’re prepared for the lockdown: PM

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Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday night said that Bhutanese need not panic with neighbouring going for a complete lockdown.  “This was bound to happen and Bhutan wishes India all the luck as this is the only way to come out of it sooner and cleaner,” he said, adding that it was a clever move. 
Shadzop Karma Wangchuk has enough work for nowKuensel

Covid-19 spreads through droplets: health minister

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With growing speculations and doubts surrounding how the novel coronavirus spreads, health minister Dechen Wangmo insisted that the disease, for now, is spread through droplets.   Lyonpo during a press conference yesterday said that as per the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines, the disease can spread from an infected person to another through small droplets from the nose or mouth when the person with the disease coughs, sneezes or exhales. 
A ministry of health delivery van transfer medical suplies at the mini dry port in PhuentsholingKuensel

Securing the essential supply point

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With the border sealed, the government is tasked with ensuring the continuous supply of essential goods through Phuentsholing and avoiding the risk of Covid-19 from transporters entering the country.
Nu 1,000 a day per person is incurred on meals aloneKuensel

Sharing the burden

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With Nu 1,000 per person per day, incurred on food alone, while in mandatory quarantine, the cost, which adds up to Nu 14,000 for two weeks is going to dig a big hole in the government’s coffer.
Shadzop Karma Wangchuk has enough work for nowKuensel

Government recommended to increase quarantine period

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The government should consider increasing the quarantine period from the existing 14 days, the joint parliamentary committee on novel coronavirus (Covid-19) preparedness and response recommended yesterday. The recommendation was made in view of the existing epidemiological evidence about the Covid-19 having shown that it is difficult to confirm within two weeks if a person was infected with the virus.
Students returning from India are quarantined for two weeksKuensel

Making rooms for quarantine service

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With most hotels in Samdrupjongkhar family-owned and family members residing in the same building, hoteliers are making way to turn their hotels into quarantine facilities. Some families are accommodating with their relatives, while some are returning to their villages.
Shadzop Karma Wangchuk has enough work for nowKuensel

Lack of raw materials affects Shadzo

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Karma Wanchuk of Tongling village in Minjey gewog, Lhuentse is a lone shadzop in the dzongkhag. Originally from Toedtsho gewog in Trashiyangtse, the 48-year-old came to his second wife’s village some 15 years ago.
Shadzop Karma Wangchuk has enough work for nowKuensel

Local leaders accuse farm shops of inflating price

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Local leaders in Trongsa are accusing that the farm shops established in gewogs, popularly known as ‘sanam tshongkhangs’ of inflating prices of commodities. The issue was raised during the seventh dzongkhag tshogdu (DT), which concluded recently.