English | Dzongkha Wednesday, August 5, 2020

FCB stocking up to ensure continuous supply of essential goods

To ensure continuous supply chain of essential goods to the people in case of a worst-case scenario, the Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) is currently stocking up reserves of essential food items and distributing it across the nation as well.

IOC postpones Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place between July 23 and August 8 next year after being postponed due to the accelerating Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Turning slopes into arable fields, Goshing in Zhemgang

Farmers of Lamthang in Goshing Gewog of Zhemgang now have increased arable land. A sustainable land management intervention is turning their lands on slopes into agriculturally viable fields. 

2nd COVID-19 patient on the path to recovery

The partner of the index case, who is the second COVID-19 confirmed case in the country, has tested negative in recent tests carried out by the Royal Centre for Disease Control. The Health Minister updated her status at a press briefing yesterday.

HDPE poles replace wooden poles for electric fencing, Monggar

The Agriculture and Research Development Center (ARDC) in Monggar has come up with an alternative for wooden poles used in electric fencing. The centre is currently trying the substitute, high-density polyethene (HDPE) poles in two gewogs.

Draagteng Gewog to have one stop office very soon

With a three-storey building nearing completion, the Draagteng Gewog office in Trongsa will soon be providing all its gewog services to its people from it. The building will host all the branch offices in one place. The new gewog office which will serve as a one-stop service Centre is expected to open from June.

Farmers Group contributing vegetable to help the govt. feed people in quarantine

A 16-member Framers Group, Thuenpa Puenzhi Sonam Detshen, in Drukjeygang Gewog under Dagana Dzongkhag came forward to contribute their vegetable produce to the government. Their contribution will help the government in feeding people in quarantine centres. 

Quarantine period for COVID-19 extended to 21 days

 The Quarantine period for COVID-19 in the country will be extended from 14 to 21 days beginning tomorrow. According to the Prime Minister, although international standard for quarantine is 14 days, the government has taken the step following several discussions. He added that the focus is now is on taking the highest preventive measure.

UNDERSTANDING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Many people in Bhutan are still unaware and confused about the COVID-19 symptoms. The lack of clear understanding is leading to stigmatisation, rumours and often, unsavoury jokes and Internet memes.

Tourism Council of Bhutan initiates employment support scheme for the tourism sector

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has initiated an Employment Support Scheme for people working in the tourism industry, adversely affected by the travel ban in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

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