Bhutan: 128 | Global Covid-19 Cases Confirmed cases: 20,820,389 | Recovered: 13,513,862 | Deaths: 747,476 | US: 5,360,302 | Brazil: 3,170,474 | India: 2,399,992 | Russia: 907,758 | South Africa: 568,919 |

P/ling positive case not local transmission: PM

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering maintained that technically Bhutan still does not have local transmission of Covid-19 as of yesterday. 

Speculations of local transmission grew following the confirmation of a positive case outside the quarantine facility in Phuentsholing on August 11.     

Supply of essential items needs streamlining

Following national lockdown on Tuesday, Thimphu Thromde immediately circulated the details of eight stock centres in different locations to supply essential food items during the lockdown.

P/ling residents confused, run out of essentials and vegetables

Although people were able to buy groceries yesterday, many in Phuentsholing were left frustrated, as they ran out of vegetables and didn’t know where to buy from.

Woman test Covid-19 positive after five tests locking down entire country

As words of the nationwide lockdown spread in the early hours yesterday, many left the capital city and headed for their homes in other dzongkhags. Similarly those in the neighbouring dzongkhags rushed back to the capital as the government announced travel restrictions. 

Druk Trace app underused?

The 27-year-old woman who tested positive for Covid-19 in Gelephu on Monday had used the Druk Trace App only once. Had she used the App every place she visited, tracing contacts would have been easier.

Picture Story


Street view: Norzin Lam, the capital city’s main thoroughfare yesterday


 Quiet: Gelephu town on the second day of the lockdown


Food security: De-Suups help deliver essentials in Trashigang town



Efficient: Samdrupjongkhar residents wait as essentials are dropped to their homes



A man returns home after tending to his cattle in Bumthang


Ugyen Academy FC rises to top of league table

The weekend between Thimphu City FC and Ugyen Academy FC, both riding on their first match win,  ended in a 1-1 draw at the Changlimithang stadium yesterday. 


Dzongkhag engineers and technicians work at the dry port construction sitekuensel

Boulder export to resume in Samtse

Export of boulders (and aggregates) to Bangladesh and India from Samtse is expected to resume this week, according to dredging companies and exporters.


Haa ready, but cautious as flower exhibition nears

Maokhola changing course

Officials from dzongkhag, thromde, armed forces and disaster management team are trying to rescue four people stranded…

Posted by Kuensel on Monday, July 20, 2020