BUSINESS

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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JDWNRH identifies 83 staff and 6 teams to manage COVID-19

17 doctors who have superannuated to help look after general OPD while doctors take care of COVID-19 patients Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has identified 83 staff to manage the COVID-19 patients, should there be an outbreak. Staff includes medical specialist, resident doctor, GDMO, pediatrician, pediatrician resident, general …

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HM Appoints new Secretaries and Ambassadors

His Majesty The King appointed two new secretaries and two new ambassadors, granting them Kabney and Patang on 11th March at RIGSS in Phuentsholing. Sangay Duba is the Cabinet Secretary. He was the Secretary General of the National Assembly of Bhutan. Karma Tshering is the Secretary of the Ministry of …

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Businesses in discomfort due to the global corona virus outbreak

Word has been travelling at alarming rates in the country through social media, hearsay and many other forms about corona virus since its accelerating threat has had everyone on their toes. Entrepreneurs in particular are expecting some change in the market and import trends, as many wholesalers and retailers’ livelihood …

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RBP gets cases of people deceived through online advertisement

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has been receiving many cases on deceptive practice through online advertisement where the suspects post various items for sale online through social media platforms, like WeChat and Facebook. Thimphu police received six cases in connection to online deceptive practices in 2019. There was involvement of six …

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