English | Dzongkha Wednesday, August 5, 2020

MoEA ensures availability of non-essentials in the market soon

While the essential items such as food are available in the market and the supply chain uninterrupted, non-essential items are running out of stock in the market due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Economic Affairs Minister, during the meet the press session yesterday, said that the government have started facilitating the import of non-essentials as well.

Cordyceps collectors of Dangchhu Gewog request for extension of two weeks

With the areas for collecting cordyceps covered in snow, collectors of Dangchhu Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang are requesting the Gewog Administration for an extension of two weeks collection time.

COVID-19 pandemic boosting agriculture interest in youth- Geonshari, Punakha

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered increased agricultural activities in the country. At such a time, Othbar Mountain Horticulture Promotion Project based in Goenshari under Punakha district is gaining quite a popularity among the young population.

Improving yak breed

The National Highland Research and Development Centre (NHRDC) in Bumthang handed over two breeding bulls and a female yak to the people of Laya Gewog on Thursday at Tang. This is the very first time the centre is distributing yaks to highland communities in the country since it was established in 2016.

Government planning to start cold storage facilities on a pilot basis

The Prime Minister said the government will first start with setting up two cold storage facilities on a pilot basis. He said that only if it proves successful, the government will add more facilities in the country.

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.
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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.

On when and how to reopen schools

The Education Minister, during meet the press session yesterday, said the ministry has prepared plans for different scenarios if the school re-opens. And one such is implementing the prioritised curriculum for Education in Emergency phase II.

Alleged assault case involving Wamrong Drangpon’s wife forwarded to district court

Wamrong Drungkhag Court in Trashigang has forwarded the alleged assault case involving the Drungkhag Drangpon’s wife to the district court to avoid conflict of interest.

Housing shortage no longer an issue in Gelegphu Thromde

The construction boom in Gelegphu town since 2011 has solved the housing crunch in the thromde.

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