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Government is not broke: Bhutan PM

The Bhutan government has spent Nu 2.9 billion (B) in the COVID-19 pandemic response since March

Bhutan's GDP growth projection for 2020 revised to negative 2.1%

Bhuan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection for 2020 has been revised downward to negative 2.1 after the country went into its first-ever lockdown in August

Bhutan Foundation donates 200,000 non-medical face masks

The Bhutan Foundation handed over 200,000 non-medical face masks to the health ministry yesterday for distribution to vulnerable communities, including the elderly population and pregnant women

Close to 90 percent released from quarantine facilities in Bhutan

The Bhutanese government has so far spent Nu 248.279 million on hotels that served as quarantine facilities for 14,667 people as of yesterday

WHO hails Bhutan, Sri Lanka for combating COVID-19

Two countries in the South Asia region - Bhutan and Sri Lanka - came for special praise by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for conducting timely diagnosis and treatment to combat the deadly COVID-19 virus

Agriculture products export to resume from Bhutan

Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) will resume export of cardamom by tomorrow according to the Standard Operating Procedures(SOP) for export by private exporters

Bhutanese students returning from high-risk areas to be quarantined

Classes for X and XII re-opened from yesterday except for schools in Sarpang, Samtse and Samdrupjongkhar thromdes, which are still considered as a high-risk area

More than a thousand Bhutanese attend MoLHR’s online learning

In the last three and a half months, about 4,600 Bhutanese had joined Coursera, a worldwide online learning platform founded in 2012 that offers massive open online courses (MOOC), specialisations, degrees, professional and master track courses

Bhutan Tourism Council seeks to revive tourism

With strict restrictions on travel where travellers will be put under the 21-day mandatory quarantine, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is exploring options and discussing with the technical advisory group (TAG) of the health ministry to ease the restrictions

The King’s Address to the People of Bhutan – September 12, 2020

Last month, the threat of the pandemic became very real for Bhutan when the first COVID-19 cases were detected outside the quarantine facilities

Bhutanese schoolgirl returns solo on Druk flight

This does not happen often. Kinley Yangden was the lone passenger on a Druk Air cargo flight

Flu vaccination for all to start from November in Bhutan

With growing evidence suggesting that flu vaccines could provide certain protection against Covid-19, the government will start vaccination for the public in November

“Gatekeepers” to be trained for suicide prevention in Bhutan

Coinciding with the World Suicide Prevention Day, Bhutan's COVID-19 mental health and psychosocial response team launched an online training of suicide prevention for gatekeepers who interact daily with other people in the community

Bhutan has one of the highest per capita testing rates globally

Most COVID-19 positive cases detected after the nationwide lockdown was linked to earlier patients, but not all

More than half who sought counselling in Bhutan were students

Students anxious about school reopening, difficulty with online lessons, and examinations made up more than half the callers seeking counselling in the past six months in Bhutan

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