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Hotel employees get 50 percent of their salary

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, some hotel owners in the country have decided to pay 50 percent salary to their employees from April despite the hotel industry being hit the hardest. As the government continues to introduce measures to slow the spread of the virus and promote the …

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Chilli prices soar amid panic buying

The price of chilli has become costlier by Nu 400 to Nu 500 per kilogram (kg) in the past week due to fears of supply disruption and the stoppage of imported vegetables in the country to contain the spread of COVID-19. A week ago, chilies sold at Nu 200 per …

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Government bans import of meat to combat COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) issued an official notice banning of import of meat on Monday Agriculture Minister Yeshey Penjore said that the government decided to ban the import meat at this time to contain COVID-19. “Those packed items can be …

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Tackling Fake News

In the wake of first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bhutan, fake news stories have been circulating around the Internet pointing people to “cures” for the COVID-19, sharing false advice and faking government announcements. To disseminate correct information, counter fake news and resolve rumours related to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), …

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Food supply not to be an issue

Following the detection of the first COVID-19 case in the country, fears of food shortages have prompted some people to panic buy and stockpile on food items and other necessities, like face masks and hand sanitizers. A whole sale retailer based in Thimphu, Kezang, said that during the news of …

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