English | Dzongkha Tuesday, September 28, 2021

SC19TF sensitises Phuentshogling residents on town’s COVID situation

Phuentshogling saw an overwhelming number of community cases of COVID-19 in recent memory. The town went into a complete lockdown for more than 40 days in April. In order to ensure that the residents don’t have to endure the same anymore the Southern COVID-19 Taskforce has been sensitising everyone in the town. 

Construction of 200-bedded facility quarantine completes, Samtse

The shortage of quarantine facilities in Samtse district is expected to be resolved now as the 200 bedded Quarantine Facility at Dhamdum is complete. It was inaugurated on Tuesday.

Health Ministry starts second dose of COVID vaccine for children in Thimphu Thromde

The Health Ministry rolled out the second dose of COVID vaccine for children aged between 12 and 17 in Thimphu Thromde from Monday. The children are getting the Moderna vaccine.

Bhutanese stranded in Afghanistan evacuated to Pakistan

The last Bhutanese stranded in Afghanistan has safely reached Pakistan yesterday. More than ten United Nation’s employees, including the Bhutanese, are currently in Islamabad. He will leave for New York on Wednesday.

150 people arrested for breaching COVID protocol

Despite strict rules in place, people still continue to breach Covid protocols. In just a year and a half, the Police in Thimphu have arrested more than 150 people for breaching the law.

Children aged 12 to 17 will be vaccinated between 14th and 17th September

The health ministry will roll out the second dose of COVID vaccination for children between 12 and 17 years from 14th till 17th September. After the mass vaccination, Bhutan would have vaccinated more than 80 per cent of its population. Meaning, at the end of the vaccination campaign, Bhutan will achieve herd immunity. 

Sarpang and Samdrup Jongkhar’s 200-bedded quarantine facility ready

His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck graced the consecration ceremony of a 200-bedded quarantine facility in Sarpang today.
His Royal Highness acknowledged the army, Desuups, and trainees from the Jigme Wangchuck Power Training Institute who constructed the facility . They constructed the facility in about 45 days with less than half of estimated budget […]

Not all are happy with the strict face mask protocol, Punakha

Wearing a face mask is the new normal. Experts say wearing it properly in public places is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In Punakha, you might find yourself in court if you are repeatedly caught without a face mask, or for that matter, not wearing it properly. It was decided by the District COVID-19 Task Force and the police are implementing it seriously.

Not a single COVID-19 positive case from the community for more than three weeks- Phuentshogling

The road to recovery may be long but for the time being, the residents of Phuentshogling have a reason to heave a sigh of relief. The town did not record a COVID-19 positive case from the community for more than three weeks now. Even its isolation hospital is empty with all the patients recovered. 

Relocated students from Phuentshogling move to Phaduna in Punakha

The students of Phuentshogling who have been relocated to Punakha have begun moving to their new campus from today. With sporadic community infections ongoing in Phuentshogling, schools have remained closed while students have been learning their lessons online. In line with His Majesty’s concern over the impact on their education, the Southern COVID-19 Task Force recommended moving the students of classes IX and above to a low-risk zone.

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