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Onion and Tomato not available in the market

Bhutan to go for import of onion soon to address massive shortages says Agriculture Minister Onion and tomato is now like gold in the kitchen. Within the second week of lockdown there were already shortage of these vegetables. People were going around and searching for onions and tomatoes as if …

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Lockdown further impacts construction sector

Contractors around the country are facing difficulties due to the pandemic and the lockdown has added to it further, leaving them worried and helpless. Minister of Works and Human Settlement, Lyonpo Dorji Tshering said that the pandemic has impacted the construction industry in the country as a whole, be it …

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Domestic Violence cases increase during lockdown

Since the national lockdown, the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) has been receiving calls through the toll free helpline number 1098 both from the capital and the Dzongkhags and Thromdes. NCWC Director, Kunzang Lhamu said a total of 285 calls were received over the Toll Free Helpline 1098.  …

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OGZ facilitating kidu for vulnerable population: MoH

The health minister at the press briefing on friday said that about 340 people in Phuentsholing alone are identified to be sick and vulnerable to the virus. She said that most of them wished to stay back with their families instead of being moved to another facility and they agreed …

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Phuentsholing taskforce faces numerous challenges since lockdown

The primary focus of the Phuentsholing Taskforce ever since the lockdown has been to ensure the effective implementation of the lockdown to mitigate the risks of transmission and spread of the virus. The taskforce is working closely with local government authorities and law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance with lockdown …

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JDWNRH receives patients with alcohol withdrawal every day

Recently, when explaining why the government was planning to supply alcohol as well during the lockdown along with essential items, the Foreign Minister, Dr Tandi Dorji, said that the JDWNRH has a large number of alcohol withdrawal cases. An alcohol withdrawal case happens when a habitual and heavy drinker is …

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Gelephu case first contacts all test negative

Bhutan went into a lockdown on the morning of 11th August as a 27-year-old woman who had returned from Kuwait and spent a month in quarantine in Paro testing negative 5 times on the RT-PCR finally tested positive when she reached Sershong Gewog after spending time in Thimphu and Gelephu …

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