Phuentsholing, Bhutan's commercial capital, sees three more COVID cases

With three new cases detected yesterday, Phuentsholing - Bhutan's largest commercial town - has now 16 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases. All are from the Mini Dry Port (MDP)

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No local transmission yet in Bhutan: PM Tshering

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering maintained that technically Bhutan still does not have local transmission of COVID-19 as of yesterday

Bhutan temporarily stops import of rice, cooking oil, and pulses

It has been about a week since the Bhutanese government has stopped the import of rice, cooking oil and pulses. Retailers have to buy from the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) and other wholesale dealers in the country

Woman testing COVID-19 positive after five tests locking down entire country

As words of the nationwide lockdown spread in the early hours yesterday, many left the capital city and headed for their homes in other dzongkhags

Health ministry to ascertain presence of community transmission in Bhutan

With 53 primary and secondary contacts of the 27-year-old woman testing negative to COVID-19 on the confirmatory RT-PCR test, Bhutan technically does not have a local transmission as of yesterday evening

Bhutan imposes nationwide lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread

The Bhutan government has imposed a nationwide lockdown starting from Tuesday after a locally transmitted COVID-19 case was reported

Sisters guide remote learning in Bhutan

She wants to be an engineer, this one, a 10-year-old with cropped hair wearing a nylon full kira

Why Bhutanese believe the Yeti still exists

Most Bhutanese would pray that they don’t cross paths with it

Build Bhutan Project engages 354 job seekers

Build Bhutan Project (BBP) has employed 216 job seekers under the direct engagement scheme as of yesterday

Bhutanese capital’s lockdown preparedness put to test

Three people – two men and a woman -  test positive to COVID-19 outside the quarantine facility in Thimphu.  With no recent travel history to India or abroad or without known contact with a positive patient, it marks the first local transmission in the capital

Biodiversity monitoring protocol to integrate conservation activities

Now with the biodiversity monitoring and social survey protocol in place, conservation activities in Bhutan are expected to be more integrated with systematic, coordinated, and consolidated biodiversity data

Bhutan government defends opening of tobacco outlets

The government has not breached the Tobacco Control Act or any provisions of the Constitution given the current situation, according to the Attorney General (AG)

Illegal entry cases along the border increasing in Bhutan

Samtse court sentenced a 16-year-old student from Gomtu to two years in prison for breach of public order and tranquillity and for criminal nuisance last month

Former Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is a De-Suup

Former Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is among 350 De-Suups who completed the 41st accelerated De-Suung training programme on August 1 from Jigmeling, Sarpang

Cellular mobile subscriptions in Bhutan jump in second-quarter

Mobile cellular subscriptions in Bhutan jumped by 24,558 in the second quarter of 2020, according to statistics published this week by the Ministry of Information and Communications

Government accused of breaching tobacco legislation

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the Bhutanese government’s decision to open tobacco outlets in the country managed by the Bhutan Duty Free Limited

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