Dengue check: Thromde Dengue Taskforce and VDCP at a vector surveillancekuensel

Prices of essential commodities rise in Mongar

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“We won’t die of COVID-19 but of starvation for sure.” In Mongar, this is an oft-repeated phrase. There has been price rise, particularly for vegetables, recently; rush in the market has become a kind of new normal.
milk processing unit Langthelkuensel

MPU reopens after a year

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The milk processing unit (MPU) at Dangdung in Langthel, Trongsa, which remained closed for more than a year opened yesterday.
Dengue check: Thromde Dengue Taskforce and VDCP at a vector surveillancekuensel

Man who jumped quarantine still at large

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A 31-year-old man is at large after he escaped from the quarantine centre at Panbari Primary School at Tading, Samtse on April 3.
Dengue check: Thromde Dengue Taskforce and VDCP at a vector surveillancekuensel

From Coronavirus to Corona Victory

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The second Bhutanese to test positive for Covid-19 shares her views with Kuensel in this letter written from the isolation ward of the national referral hospital
A teacher recording lesson at BBS studiokuensel

Tele-education makes teachers TV hosts

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The teacher raises her hands and exclaims: “Dear students, we’re going to study this today.”  Standing in front of a green screen inside a brightly lit room, she points to the right: “Yes, we’re going to learn about Phonetics.” 
Dengue check: Thromde Dengue Taskforce and VDCP at a vector surveillancekuensel

Four of 12 arrested for smuggling tobacco quarantined

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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.
Jamyang harvesting cabbagekuensel

Vegetable farming: youth leads the way

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Jamyang is a young and industrious farmer in Bartsham, Trashigang.
Taps in the village remain drykuensel

Water shortage continues in Pangthang Goenpa

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For more than two years the residents of Pangthang Goenpa in Trashiyangtse have been struggling with an acute shortage of drinking water.
Mangdephu villagekuensel

The not so fortunate ones

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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.
Dengue check: Thromde Dengue Taskforce and VDCP at a vector surveillancekuensel

OCP penalises shopkeeper, vegetable vendors for substandard product, and overcharging

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The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has penalised a shopkeeper for selling substandard hand sanitisers on inflated prices and vegetable vendors for overcharging customers on green chillies, according to a press release from the OCP. 
Dengue check: Thromde Dengue Taskforce and VDCP at a vector surveillancekuensel

Five dengue cases being reconfirmed at RCDC

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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. 
Dengue check: Thromde Dengue Taskforce and VDCP at a vector surveillancekuensel

The first two Covid-19 patients recover

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Early detection and containment approach, which Bhutan has adopted to fight against Covid-19, has worked well for the country.
Dengue check: Thromde Dengue Taskforce and VDCP at a vector surveillancekuensel

Bhutanese in Australia shocked at PM’s return home remark

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The Bhutanese community in Australia, like many international communities, has not taken well what the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, told journalists after a national cabinet meeting yesterday.