Amid the pandemic, all religious events are conducted behind closed doors. But it is not depriving devotees to worship. For instance, in Wangdue Phodrang, the annual Goempoi Dromche was streamed online on Facebook this time. The four-day-long Dromche ended today.
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Facemask has become a necessity amid the pandemic. But in some places, it is not easy to get facemasks. This is where Tashi Choden from Bangyuel under Dungmaed Gewog in Pema Gatshel is making a difference. She was trained a few years ago by the Tarayana Foundation.
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By next year, the remote villages of Phumzor, Kudrak, Ngadak, Samcholing Goenpa and Reotala in Trongsa will no longer have to live in the dark. The Bhutan Power Corporation committed to connecting these villages with electricity during the Dzongkhag Tshogdu last month. Almost all equipment is being assembled to electrify before the end of 2021.
Only around 61,000 people were screened at the 54 flu clinics across the country since March. Health Minister during the press conference yesterday informed that flu clinics are equipped with rapid antigen testing facilities that could detect positive cases but despite awareness, only a few people visit the flu clinic.
It might take weeks or months or years, but an approved vaccine against the Coronavirus disease will come and many are anticipating. But when the vaccine gets available, who should get it first? Health Minister Dechen Wangmo, during the press conference today, informed that National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) has already identified groups that should be prioritised.
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