American woman recovering from Covid-19 

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In what could come as a solace to many Bhutanese, the partner of the index case, who tested positive earlier, have now tested negative to the virus. 
Medical students willing to help medical staffs in the fight against the pandemickuensel

Medical students share views on 3-week quarantine period

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Ninety-three medical students from Sri Lanka were welcomed with a surprise at the Paro International Airport yesterday. They left Sri Lanka prepared for the two-week mandatory quarantine, but learnt on arriving, that it has been increased to 21 days.
Taxis parked apart at Lungtenzampakuensel

Even and odd number rule to prevent crowding

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To ease crowding and taxis competing for lesser number of passengers, taxis will ply based on the even and odd number all over the country. The rule came into force yesterday afternoon.

The dawn of new age for Bhutanese education

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Covid-19 is going to change the way we plan our future. When it is finally gone away, we would be reacting to home and world events very differently. We will have become a little wiser.

Good sale of medium-priced mobile phones

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With schools closed and teachers conducting  lesson online education, students and parents have been rushing to mobile shops in Gelephu the last few days.
Grassroots help: Members of a farmer’s group in Drujyegang, Dagana harvest cauliflowers to be sent to the quarantine facilities in Thimphu, Paro and Punakha.kuensel

Farmer’s group contribute vegetables

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Thuenpa Puenzhi Soenam Detsen, a farmer’s group in Drujyegang gewog, Dagana, contributed one tonne each of cabbage and cauliflower to the government.
Samtse townkuensel

No Covid-19 fear in Samtse

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Covid-19 positive cases may be rising in the country but Samtse town is blissfully calm.  There is no fear. There is no panic.

Joint Parliamentary committee discusses lockdown 

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The joint Parliamentary committee formed to advise the government on the Covid-19 pandemic has said  drastic measure like a comple lockdown is not required. 

RCSC notifies agencies to allow working from home

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Expecting mothers and employees under pre-medical conditions could work from home or office could split into teams and work from office on turns.

Farmer’s group contribute vegetables

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About 16 members of a farmer’s group in Drujyegang gewog, Dagana, called the Thuenpa Puenzhi Soenam Detsen, contributed one tonne each of cabbage and cauliflower to the government. The vegetables loaded in two Bolero pick up trucks would reach Thimphu tomorrow.

MoIC and telcos readies eLearning data package

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Bhutan Telecom, TaschiCell and the information and communication ministry have identified a time-slot based access for students to ensure students have access to the online education.

Loden Foundation and UNDP Bhutan initiate Covid- 19 respond fund

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UNDP Bhutan and the Loden Foundation have come up with a different strategy to support the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Govt. cannot order house rent wavier

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The government is wishing that some landlords will show their benevolent side by voluntarily waiving a few months’ house rents for tenants affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.