Bhutan: 131 | Global Covid-19 Cases Confirmed cases: 21,088,317 | Recovered: 13,735,501 | Deaths: 757,650 | US: 5,415,666 | Brazil: 3,229,621 | India: 2,464,316 | Russia: 912,823 | South Africa: 572,865 |

Phuentsholing is Red Zone

With growing concerns that there could be a possible community infection in Phuentsholing, the government has declared the drungkhag as a red zone. 

While the government maintained that technically there was no local transmission of the virus since the enforcement of lockdown on August 11, the decision was taken following the detection of 12 new Covid-19 positive cases yesterday. 

Those stranded will be dealt case by case: PM

Following the nationwide lockdown on August 11, many people are stranded in various parts of the country because of restrictions on vehicle movement. 

Lunana gup and 9 others stranded in Punakha

Ten individuals from Lunana, Gasa are today stranded in Punakha. They came to buy their supplies and participate in the coming cordyceps auction, which was to be held next week in Goenshari gewog, Punakha.    

Bhutan-India relations, an epitome of immaculate neighbourly relations

On the eve of the 74th Independence Day of India, Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj speaks to Kuensel on bilateral relations between the two countries

Lockdown in pictures


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


BPL plays only 6 matches

BoB Bhutan Premier League (BPL) match between High Quality United FC and Paro United FC, supposed to be played on August 11 at the Changlimithang Stadium, has been postponed until further notice due to the nationwide lockdown amid Covid-19 pandemic.


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