MHRT records 265 cases beginning second lockdown till January 19

Of the 265 cases reported, 18 cases were from the isolation wards and three from quarantine facilities The Mental Health and Psychosocial Response Team (MHRT) in Thimphu recorded a total of 265 cases beginning second lockdown till January 19, 2021. A Ministry of Health (MoH) official said that the majority of callers were aged 18-40 […]

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MoEA identifies strategies to revive the economy

Economic Affairs Minister outlines a gamut of strategies identified by the ministry to revive the economy The COVID-19 has stalled the economy as a whole and in particular, trading, hotel and tourism, and the construction sector. Along with it, cottage and small manufacturing units have taken a severe hit. However, according to the Minister of […]

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Govt. should focus on productivity-related growth, says economist

With the impact of COVID-19 on the economy following the second lockdown, professor in economics at the Royal Thimphu College. Sanjeev Mehta said the government should focus on productivity-related growth to help recover the economy. He said the challenge is to ensure early recovery of the economy. “It is not an easy task. Countries throughout […]

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Value of stock exchange in secondary market decreases last year

The decrease in value is due to decrease in price of shares as compared to 2019 The value of stock exchange in the secondary market decreased last year as compared to 2019. However, the volume of shares traded increased. Last year, 24.68mn shares were traded for Nu 863.07mn and in 2019, 23.61mn shares were traded […]

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Women entrepreneurs discuss ways to emerge out of Covid-19 pandemic

Different women entrepreneurs have been affected differently by the pandemic As the Bhutanese economy grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, women entrepreneurs say they have been bracing the situation in their own ways with no specific intervention to support them. The fact is that they are also hit by the pandemic differently than the rest. This […]

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91MT of COVID-19 waste generated in Thimphu in 10 months

Thimphu alone generated more than 91MT of COVID-19 biomedical waste from March till December last year. According to data from the infection control and medical waste management division under the Ministry of Health, approximately 85MT of COVID-19 wastes were generated from quarantine facilities in Thimphu alone during the period. Similarly, around 6MT of COVID-19 wastes […]

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Asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases recover within 12-14 days: MoH

The current recovery rate stands at 64% On an average, asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases recover within 12 to 14 days, according to the health ministry. The ministry confirmed that the recovery duration was observed when all the cases were managed in the hospital isolation wards following which the patients testing negative stayed mandatorily for […]

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