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Desuups on 24/7 duty along the border

Under the guidance of His Majesty The King, Desuups along the border are doing their best for the safety and security of the people and country. They are on duty 24/7 along with RBP, RBA and other volunteers. As of Friday, Samtse has 520 Desuup (120 women) volunteers, Samdrupjongkhar has …

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Cordycep collectors at the least risk of exposure to COVID-19

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, during Meet-the Press held yesterday, said the season for cordycep collection in Bhutan is here, and the government has studied the possible risks of COVID-19 transmission to the people in the north of the country collecting the cordyceps. He said, “After studying the risk of …

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Crime goes down in the time of COVID-19

Thimphu Police Station (PS) and Phuentsholing PS usually record high crime rates. The two stations combined make the figures for highest crime rate in Bhutan.  But the crime rate this year, from January to April 2020, compared to previous years has actually decreased. The closure of entertainment centers and shops …

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Sufficient vegetables if country goes into lockdown: MoAF

Tshewang Tashi, Dy. Chief of PPD, MoAF said “Under the leadership of the government, we have formed a task force called National Vegetable Management Taskforce (NVMT) who will take care of constant supply of vegetable during the COVID-19 emergency or beyond.” NVMT will look into from where they will outsource …

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Loan waiver has positive impact on rentals

The deferment of EMIs and loan interest waiver for three months due to COVID-19 has eased the burden of paying house rents for some tenants as landlords made rent exemptions. Some of the house owners have decided to waive off the rents completely while some decided collect only 50 percent …

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Monitoring along the border being taken very seriously

The borders, including illegal routes, were sealed and since than all the volunteers and RBP have been guarding and patrolling the border 24/4 to prevent the importation of COVID-19 in the country. However, after so much of hard work put in by all the stakeholders, there were cases of illicit …

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