Staff reporter 

Trongsa Covid-19 task force has been distributing tobacco products since August 23 within the town, Tangsibji and Nubi gewogs. The products were distributed through the local leaders.

The products will be delivered to the remaining three gewogs, Langthel, Korphu and Drakteng, tomorrow. The dzongkhag received 200 packest of cigarettes, 170 packets of Baba and 200 packets of bidi from Bhutan Duty-free  Corporation Ltd. Around 90 percent of the products were distributed on the first day.

In Samdrupjongkhar, the dzongkhag Covid-19 task force distributed tobacco products to the households in the thromde yesterday. A consumer was allowed to buy only a packet of cigarettes, a bundle bidi or Baba.

A packet of Navy Cut Wills cigarettes costs Nu 180, Nu 100 for a packet of flake, Nu 15 for a packet of Baba and a packet of bidi costs Nu 20.

The task force officials distributed tobacco products to more than 300 consumers in the thromde as of yesterday afternoon. The products would be also distributed in Dewathang.