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23 lockdown violation cases so far

With three cases of lockdown violation in the first week of lockdown, the cases with Royal Bhutan Police has now reached 23 cases as of 27 August since the start of the national lockdown. Pemagatshel and Samtse topped the highest with four cases each followed by Bumthang with three cases. …

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Movement within Gewogs allowed from 22nd August

Additional shops allowed in zone areas in Thimphu Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji said that after analyzing the situation and based on health recommendation, the movement of individuals within their gewogs across the country will be allowed from 22nd August.  “The relaxation will come into force for all the gewogs, …

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Services in place for all Dzongkhags from Gewog level: Foreign Minister

During a panel discussion yesterday, the Foreign Minister Lyonpo Tandi Dorji clarified that there has been primary focus in Thimphu and Phuentsholing since the lockdown due to reasons like extensive population, goods having to be imported from the border areas and not having independent consumption sources for vegetables among others. …

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‘We have come back to where we were before COVID-19 :’ JDWNRH MS

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has received a maximum number of self-referred cases (coming by themselves from other Dzongkhags), and very few referred cases in the last six months. Last year, 431 patients were referred from the 20 dzongkhags. Currently, JDWNRH receives about 30 to 50 patients admitted …

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Three men convicted in connection to crossing the border

Thimphu Dzongkhag Court on 23 July convicted 51-year-old Sangay Lhendup to 4 years in prison. On 2 July, the convict sneaked across the border and travelled to his home in Kabisa, Thimphu after coming from Nepal, to escape the mandatory quarantine protocol. As per the police, the convict had tried …

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Gups not looking forward to plans of gewog merger

The Department of Local Governance (DLG) has submitted a proposal on rationalizing of gewogs in the country. The proposal has five gewog merger options which the government can choose from. The Cabinet will decide and submit its choice to the Parliament for discussions and endorsement. Local leaders stated that they …

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