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Phuentsholing sees reduced traffic and business

The Bhutanese people are on alert after the first Covid-19 positive case was reported in Bhutan on 5 March. The people living in the border towns are extra cautious and worried should the situation worsen. The Bhutanese talked to people in Phuentsholing and some Bhutanese and locals residing in Jaigoan …

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Contractors worry with ban on laborers post COVID-19

Contractors across the country are left worried with the ban of laborers though it is just a two- week ban. The worry is that the ban could possibly be extended for months and months if the COVID-19 situation gets worse. However, a small hope remains in them where the government …

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JDWNRH prepares itself for COVID-19 cases

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) will expand the current isolation room to the new eye hospital if by chance there are more positive cases in a few days. The flu clinic below community health clinic has been shifted to the helipad at the police ground which is right …

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NC Committee proposes emergency fund for repatriation and investigation of trafficking cases

Five major draft recommendations are being worked on to support and strengthen legislation, policy and international convention related to human trafficking. It looks at providing adequate manpower for Department of Law and Order (DLO), creating sensitization and awareness programs, creating trafficking in persons emergency helpline, and creating employment opportunities. The …

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