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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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Bhutan announces tourism stimulus package

Re-prioritising its entire tourism flagship programme to help those affected by COVID-19 pandemic in the tourism industry, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has announced a new tourism stimulus package that will benefit about 2,436 people in the industry

A lone Bhutanese student flies home in Airbus from Singapore

Tenzin Zomkey, a class 12 student, studying in Armenia, took a long ride back home from Singapore in a flight that was returning with cargo yesterday

Bhutan launches financial relief for Covid-19 affected

After lighting butter lamps and offering prayers at a simple ceremony yesterday morning, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering launched His Majesty The King’s Relief Kidu for all those who have lost jobs, businesses or are placed on reduced salaries due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Lockdown in India won’t impact Bhutan: PM

India has extended its total lockdown till May 3, but it would not affect the supply of essential goods it has pledged to Bhutan, Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering said. The additional 18-day lockdown imposed to control the spread of the novel coronavirus in India, Lyonchhen said, would also, benefit Bhutan

All businesses to close shop by 7pm, gatherings discouraged

In their effort to ensure that there is no risk of community infection, the Bhutanese government announced that all businesses will have to close by 7 pm  starting today

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

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