BUSINESS

Smart phones out of stock in the market

The market has run out of smartphones ever since all the schools in the country started e-Learning on 27 March. Managing Director of Tashi InfoComm Limited, Tashi Tshering, said the company imports smartphones from India. “We bring in smartphones from India and because of the lock down in India the …

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Athletes stay at home but stay fit

Ever since the implications of social or physical distancing, athletes have had to discontinue their routine training sessions and activities. Despite all these, the various federations and associations under the Bhutan Olympic Committee firmly believe that their hunger and passion for the sport will not be affected very much. Head …

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Social distancing norms affects taxi business

The economic sector has been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to contain the spread of the disease, many businesses, including the taxi service, have to maintain social distancing. Taxi drivers are allowed to pick just two passengers that are seated in the front passenger seat and one …

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Hotels face a tough situation

The hotel industry has taken a massive hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the hotels in the country are closed due lack of bookings as lockdown restrictions hits the tourism sector. At the moment the hotels in the country have sent their staff on paid leave and some …

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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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