For the security personnel stationed across the outposts and border of Samtse, Nyilo turned out to be a good treat. All for the kindness of a Samaritan from Yeoseltse Gewog, they had all the reasons to rejoice and smile, despite being far from home.
After the district agriculture sector facilitated markets amid lockdown, Tsirang, the reservoir for fresh vegetables whole round the year, has been able to market their farm products non-stop. Since the lockdown, the dzongkhag supplied around 20 DCM truckloads of mixed vegetables so far.
Taking into account the loss of revenue in the small and micro businesses, especially in the rural areas amid the pandemic, the Finance Ministry extended the exemption of Business Income Tax for such businesses until 31st December 2024. The Department of Revenue and Customs issued a notification today.
Strict restrictions during this lockdown have affected business in many parts of the country. However, in Monggar, the vegetable business has become more convenient with identified vendors collecting vegetables directly from the farmers.
The strict restriction on movement imposed in the Red Zone clusters in Haa will be lifted if no new positive cases are detected tonight. The Haa COVID-19 Taskforce identified Haa town, Betso and Tsiloongkha villages of Uesu Gewog as Red Zone clusters after a student tested positive for COVID-19 a week ago.