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COVID-19- Lockdown will only happen if there is New! 2020-03-28 08:53:44Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said there is no need for the country to lockdown as there is no community transmission of COVID -19 cases in the cou

Govt. assures there will be no ban on New! 2020-03-28 08:53:36Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering clarified that the ban on import of vegetables and fruits is not true and assured its continued supply. People were c

Bumthang comes up with district level e-Learning to New! 2020-03-28 08:53:28The Bumthang Dzongkhag’s Education sector launched their own version of e-Learning Program at the district level on local channels, this morning

Search teams looking for two missing monks along New! 2020-03-28 08:53:14Two monks, aged 18 and 16 of Trashigang Rabdey, have gone missing since yesterday from Gomphukora in Trashi Yangtse. The post Search teams looking for

“Please don’t send your employees on unpaid leave,” New! 2020-03-28 08:53:05Considering the current market situation, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering is requesting business owners not to send their employees or staff on unpai

A family of six lost everything to a New! 2020-03-28 08:50:54A fire which broke out at around 3 am this morning razed a one-storey house to the ground at Dekiling township under Bumthang town. The post A family

Commuters asking for rescheduling of road closure timing New! 2020-03-28 08:50:08Commuters along the east-west highway are asking for rescheduling of the road closure timing between Thumang Dra and Trongsa town. They say, under the

Bhutan Foundation donates medical equipment and supplies worth 2020-03-27 08:27:07The Bhutan Foundation officially handed over a 40-foot shipping container carrying donated medical supplies and equipment worth Nu 1.13 M to the Minis

Govt. hopes wealthy house owners will waive off 2020-03-27 07:53:06According to the Prime Minister, the government does not have the authority to waive off house rent of those affected people in the wake of COVID-19 i

Bhutanese living abroad amid Covid-19 Pandemic 2020-03-27 07:53:00The government has implemented several measures to prevent COVID-19 outbreak in the country and ensure continuous supply of essential items despite in

His Majesty in Phuentshogling 2020-03-26 09:16:51His Majesty The King is in Phuentshogling to inspect the plans put in place to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential goods from India, in light of

MoE launches E-learning program to keep the students 2020-03-26 09:15:48As part of the nationwide effort to keep students engaged in academics after schools across the country have been closed in the fight against coronavi


Press release from Prime Minister’s Office 2020-03-27 02:20:48"As we strive to stay ahead of the spread of coronavirus, with His Majesty’s guidance, the government has introduced highest level of preventiv

ABTO seeks 50% salary for employees in the 2020-03-27 02:14:08The Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) has made numerous recommendations to the government, which includes deferment of loans and taxes fo

e-Learning begins today 2020-03-27 02:12:16To meaningfully engage students amid growing fear of Covid-19, the Ministry of Education (MoE) yesterday launched ‘Bhutan e-Learning’.

Hotels running out of food packages to serve 2020-03-27 02:10:57The disposable food container that we discouraged people from using for environmental reason is the most wanted packaging material with hoteliers runn

ADB supports Bhutan’s Covid-19 response through UNICEF 2020-03-27 02:05:48The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided USD 100,000 to support the government’s response to Covid-19 through UNICEF.  “This

1,050 quarantined in P’ling so far 2020-03-27 02:03:17With the lockdown in India, the number of Bhutanese entering Phuentsholing has decreased. Only eight people entered the border town yesterday. All wer

A communication crisis? 2020-03-27 02:00:44“Can we go to the hospital?” “Will there be a flight to pick us up?” “Any symptoms with the guide and the driver?”

All is well in Mongar 2020-03-27 01:58:32Business is usual in Mongar although the number of people visiting the town has been on a decline amidst the Covid-19 scare.

Essential goods supply continues in Gelephu 2020-03-27 01:54:38Vehicles ferrying food and other essential items to Gelephu are allowed movement from across the borders despite the 21-day lockdown in India.

Covid-19 scare leads to vegetable price escalation 2020-03-27 01:51:54Centenary Farmers Market (CFM) in Thimphu had run out of chilies yesterday even at an exorbitant rate of Nu 400-500 per kilogram. In two days&rsquo

Bhutan supports deferring 2020 Olympic Games  2020-03-27 01:49:31The nation rejoiced when a 29-year-old female archer, Karma, became the first Bhutanese athlete to qualify for an Olympic quota.  She booked t

Bhutanese in Australia contribute AUD 111,567 2020-03-27 01:47:57The Bhutanese Communities in Australia donated AUD 111,567.86 to His Majesty The King’s Kidu Fund for COVID-19. The money was contributed by

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English translation of His Majesty’s Address to the 2020-03-23 00:04:24Starting tomorrow, our land borders will be sealed. We are compelled to take this drastic measure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As you have been

Bhutan’s Economy stands to take an unprecedented hit 2020-03-14 03:56:12Hit to be taken by Hotels, Financial Institutions, Trade, Transport, Tour Operators and Guides, Handicrafts and Construction among others The biggest

Govt proposes stimulus plan of delaying business tax 2020-03-14 03:53:25Facing an unprecedented economic crisis in the making due to the impact of the Corona virus on Tourism, Transport, Trade and other sectors the governm

Water shortage in Thimphu amid COVID-19 but Thrompon 2020-03-14 00:24:10Despite the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, people in the capital are facing water shortage. The Ministry of Health has been continuously advising p

How Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Dzongkhag administrations have 2020-03-08 03:20:22With one positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in the country, Dzongkhags across the nation are on a high alert and all precautionary measures are being

US Tourist in stable condition as 22 more 2020-03-07 08:14:08Bhutan’s first COVID-19 case in the 76-year-old American tourist is in a stable condition according to JDWNRH. An official said he is better off

All who had first contact with Bhutan’s first 2020-03-07 04:50:32Test to be repeated if symptoms show In a collective national relief all the 39 first contact people who had direct contact or came in touch with the

Lyonchhen says the livelihood of 50,000 would have 2020-03-07 04:48:19With no guarantee of stopping the virus Lyonchhen (Dr) Lotay Tshering said that on the issue of closing of tourism people say they gave advice, but th

People rushed for supplies in the wake of 2020-03-07 04:44:43Despite no official holdback on trade and essential supplies, a hoard of people was seen rushing for face masks, hand sanitizers, fuel and groceries a

First contacts from Punakha to now be tested 2020-03-06 21:54:30The 39 first contact who tested negative are from the Paro and Thimphu group where the tourist was from 2nd March to 3rd March. Samples are now being

All 39 now test negative for COVID-19 2020-03-06 11:14:38Even the second batch have all tested negative for the COVID-19. This is after the first batch of 18 all tested negative. However, as per medical prot

18 test negative for COVID-19 and 22 more 2020-03-06 10:54:33The Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering announced that the first 18 tests of those who had first contact with the 76-year-old COVID-19 afflicted American

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