Health Minister Dechen Wangmo said there is no new variant of coronavirus in the country. 23 samples were sent to Bangkok in Thailand for laboratory testing during the last week of the recent lockdown. Meanwhile, Lyonpo added that the Royal Centre for Disease Control (RCDC) will also be equipped to test variants from next month.
The psychiatric ward at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital will provide traditional medicine and spiritual health therapeutic services to recovering drug and alcohol dependents from next month. Launched today on a pilot basis for three months, it is the first-ever complementary therapeutic services incorporated into the drug and alcohol detoxification treatment at the psychiatric ward.
The COVAX facility began the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. The first consignment of 600,000 doses of Covishield or AstraZeneca vaccine was shipped to Ghana from India on Wednesday. The facility also committed to delivering 50,000 doses of vaccine to Bhutan in the first quarter of this year.
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Without any COVID-19 cases from the community for over a month, the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) decides to allow all sports tournaments to resume from coming Monday. This was shared on their Facebook page earlier today.
The Zhemgang District Court decides to refer the alleged embezzlement case involving the Goshing Gup to the High Court to avoid conflict of interest as the same case was prosecuted by the present Zhemgang drangpon while he was in the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).
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