English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Livestock officials suspects an outbreak of Gid disease, Trongsa

Livestock officials in Trongsa are suspecting an outbreak of the Gid disease in the highlands of Trongsa after they found two yaks of Thangyul village under Nubi Gewog in Trongsa showing symptoms of the disease. The District Livestock Sector will send the samples tomorrow to the Regional Livestock Development Center in Zhemgang for confirmation.

WA imposes five-day lockdown in metropolitan Perth, the Peel region and the state’s South West

Western Australia has imposed a five-day lockdown beginning today in metropolitan Perth, the Peel region and the state’s South West. The decision comes after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive to the highly contagious UK’s COVID-19 variant. The lockdown announcement comes after the state went nine and a half months without a local case of the virus. The lockdown will affect about 80 per cent of the state’s population.

Thimphu returning to normalcy with unlocking process

After more than 40 days of lockdown, Thimphu once again becomes busier with shops open and people strolling on the street. The National COVID-19 Taskforce allowed Inter-Mega Zone movements of people and vehicles within Thimphu beginning yesterday. The complete unlocking process for Thimphu will begin from Monday.

Farmers are not allowed to plant permanent cash crops due to Sunkosh Hydropower Project, Dagana

Hydropower Project may be one of the biggest income generators to the country, but the construction of hydropower plants also comes with a cost to the people living along the river basin. the 2,560-megawatt Sunkosh Hydropower Project has not yet commenced but its plan is already affecting the farmers in Samarchhu Chiwog under Tsenda-Gang Gewog in Dagana.

WHO criticises EU for controlling the export of COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) criticised the European Union (EU) for setting control on the export of coronavirus vaccines. The WHO said, doing so could prolong the pandemic. The EU Commission announced yesterday that it will control exports of coronavirus vaccines from the EU to ensure its own supplies.  

All quarantine facilities in Wangdue Phodrang now empty

The six facility quarantine centres in Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag are now empty after more than a month of facilitating quarantine following an outbreak of COVID-19 in Thimphu on December 20. Despite managing the quarantine of contacts of COVID-19 cases and returnees from high-risk areas, the district also quarantined outbound traveller from Thimphu as the capital saw an overwhelming number of stranded people during the lockdown.

Dust particles from road widening work affects residents, Zhemgang

Although residents of Zhemgang town are happy with the road widening project, they are frustrated with the dust particles from the widening area. Residents said the dust pollution is due to inconsistency in sprinkling water. While they also said the Dzongkhag is not monitoring.

Snooker parlour owners request task force to allow operation of their businesses, S/Jongkhar

Opening up slowly after the second nationwide lockdown, the COVID-19 Taskforce in Samdrup Jongkhar is now allowing almost all sporting activities. However, the restriction on operating snooker is still not lifted. Snooker parlour owners are requesting the task force to allow the opening of their parlours too by following all the health protocol.

Glossitis outbreak in Tsenkharla Central School, Trashi Yangtse

There is an outbreak of glossitis disease in Tsenkharla Central School under Khamdang Gewog of Trashi Yangtse. In the last few days, 103 students were diagnosed with the disease which is an inflammation of the tongue. The condition causes the tongue to swell, change in colour, and develop a different appearance on the surface.

Prime Minister on why one should get vacinated

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said he will not take the vaccine just to convince people. Lyonchhen said he will get the jab for its benefits and protection. This was highlighted when Lyonchhen was responding to the frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccines on Facebook yesterday.

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