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Four of 12 arrested for smuggling tobacco quarantined

Four people who were involved in smuggling tobacco products from across the border are quarantined in Samdrupjongkhar. Police arrested 12 people in possession of tobacco. Eight are in police custody.

The four were quarantined as they have crossed the border risking exposure to the new coronavirus while the border remains sealed.

Border crossing our biggest threat today

Even as international border crossing has been restricted since March 23 to prevent importation and spread of Covid-19 in the country, it has been found that people continue to sneak in and out of the borders clandestinely. This poses serious risk of the disease spreading in the country.

The not so fortunate ones

Villagers of Mangdephu and Phumzur in Trongsa are well aware of the government’s e-learning initiative. The problem is they are cut off and cannot access the programmes, both on television and online.

Five dengue cases being reconfirmed at RCDC

Results of five dengue cases, which tested positive when tested on rapid test kits from Nganglam and Pangbang hospitals, were sent to the Royal Centre for Disease Control (RCDC) in Thimphu for further confirmation.

The sample results were forwarded as officials couldn’t rely on the test kits although it tested positive. 

6 arrested for tobacco smuggling

Gelephu police arrested seven Bhutanese who had visited Tokura village in the neighbouring state of Assam, located half a kilometre from Gelephu-Sarpang highway.  

They were caught on three separate occasions in the past three days.