English | Dzongkha Saturday, May 30, 2020

With two new cases, Bhutan now has 33 COVID-19 cases

Two more Bhutanese from quarantine facilities in Thimphu tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. The new cases were detected in a 28-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman who returned from the Middle East yesterday. They have been moved to the isolation ward in Thimphu.
This takes the country’s total COVID-19 cases to 33.
This month saw the […]

S/Jongkhar allows import of tobacco for self consumption, individuals to follow the SOPs

To deter people from crossing the borders illegally for tobacco products, the Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag is allowing import of tobacco products in accordance with the tobacco act and COVID-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) for imports.

Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition in Haa postponed due to COVID-19

The sixth edition of the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, to be held in June in Haa Dzongkhag, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation but that has not stopped the dzongkhag administration from carrying out the works.

12 Bhutanese living abroad recover from COVID-19 to date

From the 22 Bhutanese residing outside Bhutan who tested positive for COVID-19, 12 have recovered. This is as per the latest update from the Foreign Affairs Ministry. The positive cases are in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and India. Most of them are in self- isolation.

People in Nganglam worried about the trucks from India coming in to drop raw materials for DCCL

People in Nganglam suggest that Dungsam Cement Corporation Ltd. (DCCL) should remain closed at the moment to prevent an outbreak of the COVID-19 in the community. They say trucks bringing raw materials for the company from India pose a risk of importing the virus.

Bhutanese returning to the country from India ask to register with Royal Bhutanese Embassy

Bhutanese residing in India wishing to return to Bhutan can now take domestic flights to Bagdogra or Guwahati and train to New Jalpaiguri and Alipur. This comes after the government of India allowed resumption of domestic air travel in a calibrated manner from 25th May and recommencement of train services from 1st June.

Republic of Korea provides a grant support of USD 400,000 to Bhutan

The Republic of Korea provided a grant aid of USD 400,000 to the Ministry of Health today.

India among the 10 worst hit nations by Coronavirus pandemic

India recorded the biggest spike in daily COVID-19 count as it registered nearly 7000 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, cases in India are close to 140,000. India is now the 10th worst hit nation by pandemic.

Health Minister urges people to use Druk Trace app

Reiterating the importance of Druk Trace app during the press brief yesterday, the health minister urged the public to use the app while visiting public places and using public transportation.

Private sector employees & Civil servants start growing their own vegetables in Monggar

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, private sector employees and civil servants in Monggar have started growing their own vegetables.

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