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Schools in Haa to open after a week

Schools in Haa will open only after a week as 160 students studying in Haa arrived from Thimphu and Paro today. They will undergo a weeklong quarantine. There are three Higher Secondary Schools in Haa.

Fertilizers, crucial for potato growers in Trashigang

With the onset of potato cultivation season in Kanglung Gewog in Trashigang, farmers are worried as they could not get inorganic fertilizers on time. However, three truckloads of fertilizers reached the Gewog yesterday. Villagers have been using fertilizers for a better yield. 

PSCC facilitates the travel of 274 stranded people from Thimphu today

The Public Service Call Centre 1010 facilitated the movement of 274 stranded people today. According to the centre, most districts have agreed to arrange transportation to ferry those stranded. All the travellers were tested prior to their departure.

Cancer-related surgeries will be performed in Wangdue Hospital

Wangdue Phodrang hospital will be temporarily used for performing cancer-related surgeries. According to Health Minister Dechen Wangmo, this is to provide uninterrupted medical services even with the outbreak of COVID-19 in Thimphu. 

Mass testing begins in Thimphu

The health ministry has started mass testing for the residents of Thimphu beginning today. It is to see if there is any case of coronavirus in the community before easing the lockdown restrictions in Thimphu. The capital city has been under lockdown for 27 days since the first community case was reported on 20th December last year.

WHO team arrives in Wuhan, China

A World Health Organization (WHO) team arrived in China’s central city of Wuhan yesterday to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to WHO, a group of ten scientists from ten different countries will interview people from research institutes, hospitals and the seafood market linked to the initial outbreak.

Country Partnership Framework launched, World Bank

The World Bank launched the Country Partnership Framework 2021-2024 for Bhutan yesterday. The new framework is aligned with the government’s 12th Five Year Plan and COVID-19 crisis approach. It will focus on creating jobs and economic opportunities for citizens. A Country Partnership Framework is a tool that reviews and guides the World Bank Group’s country programs and measures their effectiveness.

New Telegangchhu bridge

Replacing the old bridge over the Telegangchhu, the new 42-metre long bridge was opened to traffic since early December. Di Nippon Company (DNC), a Japanese bridge construction company, constructed the bridge along the Trongsa-Zhemgang highway, within a kilometre drive towards Zhemgang from Trongsa town. However, the official inauguration of the bridge was delayed due to the lockdown.

Dorji Lopen appoints three new Kudrungs

The Dorji Lopen appointed three new Kudrungs at Punakha Dzong today coinciding with the Traditional Day of Offering. The newly appointed Kudrungs are Tshogchhen Kudrung, Shar Kudrung and Paro Kudrung.

All contacts of the first positive case in Trongsa test negative three times

With the seven close contacts testing negative, residents of Tagtse and Uesar chiwogs under Draagteng Gewog in Trongsa are relieved. The close contacts completed their 21 days quarantine recently. 
Four villages of Tashidingkha, Tagtse, Uesar and Bubja in Trongsa were under strict surveillance since last month. A driver who tested positive on 20th December visited these […]

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