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Bhutan commits to responsible investments in agriculture and food systems

While presenting the country statement on prioritisation of country and regional needs at the 35th FAO regional conference for Asia-Pacific yesterday (virtual), agriculture secretary, Rinzin Dorji assured Bhutan’s commitment to what is called the seven umbrella programmes proposed by FAO

150 Indian expatriate workers expected to leave Bhutan

The Wangdue medical surveillance team collected samples from 150 Indian workers of the Punatsangchhu-II hydroelectric project (PII) for the COVID-19 RT-PCR test yesterday

Bhutan's health facilities coping up with the new normal

Seven days into the nationwide lockdown in Bhutan, Karchung and his wife Lhamo were growing anxious. The couple is expecting their first child

Over 3,800 people tested in Project DANTAK and IMTRAT camps

Of the 3,823 persons tested in Project DANTAK and Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) camps between August 20 and 30, close to 50 people tested positive

Board and home exams in Bhutan to be postponed to March

Should the schools reopen after 10 days, the education ministry has proposed to postpone the board and home exams to March

At the service of the old and the underprivileged in Bhutan

Bhutan may have been under a complete lockdown for the last 21 days, but the medical needs of patients and elderlies, the most vulnerable, were taken care with service delivered at the doorsteps

Bhutan begins easing nationwide lockdown

The Bhutan government on Tuesday began easing the nationwide lockdown imposed last month after the emergence of confirmed COVID-19 cases

No widespread community outbreak in Bhutan

Following 21 days of nationwide lockdown, the health ministry’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has confirmed that despite the surge in the number of positive cases (after the lockdown), there was no widespread community outbreak in the country

'Bhutan has done well in containing COVID-19'

Since the idea of women empowerment swept the world, women are becoming powerful every passing day and now more than ever, it is about improving the way the world perceives the strength of women, said Prof Namrata Pradhan of the Royal University of Bhutan

27 more test COVID-19 positive at Indian military camp

Of the 62 new COVID-19 positive cases detected after the nationwide lockdown on August 11, 48 are employees of Project DANTAK and Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT)

102 crimes reported during lockdown

Seventeen days after the nationwide lockdown, Thimphu Police received 102 cases—prowling (58), domestic violence (15), and substance abuse (29)

Bhutan yet to finalise guidelines to ease lockdown

With the COVID-19 positive cases increasing, total lifting of the nationwide lockdown is still uncertain

Will Bhutan ever know its source of COVID-19?

As COVID-19 reaches to interior parts of the country, the health ministry is unable to establish how and when the virus entered Phuentsholing, which is today a red zone

Essential medical services in Bhutan running uninterruptedly

Despite the nationwide lockdown, the health ministry has managed to keep essential medical services running uninterrupted across Bhutan

Happiness and well-being project to be completed next year in Bhutan

Happiness and Well-being Project, coordinated by the Paro College of Education (PCE) for the nine colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), is on track