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Bhutan takes steps to prevent community spread

In their bid to ensure that there is no risk of community infection, the Bhutanese government has announced a slew of steps, which includes closure of all businesses by 7 pm

Bhutan announces details of major initiatives

As per His Majesty The King’s command, people who have been laid off or placed on reduced salaries would be granted the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu to provide them with immediate financial support

134 students stranded in Punjab leave for Bhutan

A total of 134 Bhutanese students, who had been stranded in Punjab amid coronavirus curfew, were allowed to leave through a special flight, a government official said on Monday

All three with COVID-19 test negative

All the three Bhutanese who tested positive for COVID-19 have tested negative to the virus at least once in the last 24-hours

309 return from India and the Maldives

A total of 309 passengers who returned from India and the Maldives yesterday were sent directly to the facility quarantine in Thimphu

Government ready with additional quarantine facility

About 312 Bhutanese are returning to Bhutan today. Another 1,000 or more are expected to return including those in Australia and in the Middle East countries soon

Friends of Bhutan donate to Covid-19 fund

Calling themselves friends of Bhutan, a group of tourists from Hongkong donated about Nu 3.8 million to the Prime Minister’s Covid-19 Response Fund

Bhutan hires isolation facility in New York for its citizens

The Bhutanese government has hired apartments in New York, the US city that has reported the maximum COVID-19 deaths and cases, as free accommodation for its citizens affected by the pandemic

Special flights for Bhutanese from Delhi on April 9

Two special flights for Paro-Delhi-Paro sector on April 9, to bring home Bhutanese residing in India

Bhutanese travel companies paying employees despite loss

Amid the indefinite Covid-19-induced tourist ban in the country, many tour operators have kept their employees on the regular pay roll in a show of solidarity

Bhutanese in Australia shocked at PM’s return home remark

The Bhutanese community in Australia, like many international communities, has not taken well what the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, told journalists after a national cabinet meeting yesterday

Bhutan's first two Covid-19 patients recover

There is good news from Bhutan. Early detection and containment approach, which Bhutan has adopted to fight against Covid-19, has worked well for the country

Bhutan announces COVID-19 socio-economic impact survey

The Bhutanese government has announced they will start a survey to assess and to understand the socio-economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly on the vulnerable groups, in the country

Contributions pouring into the Covid-19 relief fund

In a show of solidarity, Bhutanese contributed millions of Ngultrums to the Covid-19 relief fund in the past week

Bhutan’s bureaucrats to contribute 5 to 10% of salary for COVID-19 fund

Bureaucrats in Bhutan will be contributing five to 10 percent of their salaries for the COVID-19 relief fund set up by the government, the Royal Civil Servant Commission (RCSC) has said

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