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OCP: 170 complaints recorded in 3 weeks

Market Price Index released for all Dzongkhags The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) has been busy since the COVID-19 situation has led to shops hoarding or charging unreasonable prices on goods and services taking situational advantage. So far, the Department has been carrying …

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Government bans import of meat to combat COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) issued an official notice banning of import of meat on Monday Agriculture Minister Yeshey Penjore said that the government decided to ban the import meat at this time to contain COVID-19. “Those packed items can be …

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Food supply not to be an issue

Following the detection of the first COVID-19 case in the country, fears of food shortages have prompted some people to panic buy and stockpile on food items and other necessities, like face masks and hand sanitizers. A whole sale retailer based in Thimphu, Kezang, said that during the news of …

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MPs express concern over first COVID-19 case in Bhutan

It was supposed to be a press conference, but following the detection of the first COVID-19 case in the country, the Members of Parliament who were assembled with the reporters also raised questions to the government regarding the plans and strategies to contain the virus. Lhaki Dolma, NC, Member of …

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