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Medium and small industries affected without skilled labourers from India

The relaxation of lockdown has helped manufacturing units and industries in Sarpang bring in raw materials, but the firms are facing a shortage of hands to continue business

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Two airlines operating relief flights

As Covid-19 continues to spread across the globe, the aviation industry has been hit hard. However, Bhutan’s two airlines—Drukair and Bhutan Airlines—are flying to bring Bhutanese from abroad home. Until yesterday, Drukair carried out 30 relief flights, including three cargo relief flights

Bhutan has one of world's highest testing rates

With over 100 tests per day, Bhutan has one of the highest Covid-19 testing rates (test per million) in the world today

Four Bhutanese in New York recovered

The number of new coronavirus cases has reached alarming rates in New York City, the epicentre of the pandemic in the United States, but the recovery rate among Bhutanese patients is encouraging

India sends medical supplies to Bhutan to fight COVID-19

India has sent a consignment of medical supplies, including Hydroxychloroquine, under the Coronavirus Emergency Fund to Bhutan to assist the country in its fight against coronavirus

World Bank commits USD5M to Bhutan for COVID-19 response

The World Bank (WB) has committed to provide USD 5 million (M) as support for Bhutan to help prevent, detect, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic and strengthen the country’s public health preparedness

We’ll come out of this as a more united and resilient nation: Health Minister

While the whole world is struggling to cope up with the novel coronavirus pandemic, Bhutan could not be any more prepared for the health emergency of this magnitude than it is today

With lockdown in India, local betel leaves gain popularity

In the absence of imported betel leaves following the lockdown in India, people, who love chewing doma are now shifting to locally grown betel leaves

Shortage of construction material, labourers may impede economy revival

Shortages of construction materials and labourers may impede the Bhutanese government’s efforts to sustain the GDP growth and prevent the economy from going into a recession

50 return home from neighbouring Indian states

Fourty-eight Bhutanese who were in Siliguri, Kalimpong, Sikkim and two from Jaigaon entered into the country from Phuentsholing yesterday

Bhutanese working abroad fears losing jobs

With the Covid-19 situation worsening in many places, Bhutanese have returned home in relief flights that the government has helped to arrange to ferry them back

Bhutan’s sixth COVID-19 case

Bhutan’s sixth COVID-19 positive case is a woman who had recently returned from the Middle East.  She is the fourth Bhutanese to test positive in the country

Bhutan gov't brings back citizens from Kuwait

Around 140 Bhutanese people living in Kuwait have been brought home in a flight on Sunday amid the spread of COVID-19 around the world

Government to look for opportunities for returning Bhutanese

His Majesty The King has commanded the government to look into creating job opportunities for Bhutanese working overseas and has returned home in the wake of the Covid- 9 pandemic, according to Prime Minster Dr Lotay Tshering

14 Bhutanese abroad have tested positive to Covid-19

A total of 17 Bhutanese have been infected with the novel coronavirus so far including the three who were detected in the country

Bhutan's hotels to benefit big from interest waivers

The loan deferment and interest waivers announced by the Bhutanese government as part of the Covid-19 relief measures were just what the hotel sector had hoped for

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With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity