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Unemployment rate of Phuentsholing is 4.8 percent, a RIGSS report

Phurpa Wangmo Owing to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak to labour markets, a study by Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) projects Phuentsholing’s unemployment rate at 4.8 percent. This figure was collected in the working-age population (15 years and above) in the report Comprehensive Household Census of Phuentsholing Thromde and Peri-urban Areas (2021) – the tally accounts …

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34-year-old woman succumbs to COVID-19, Bhutan records fourth death

Puran Gurung In the early hours of January 28, a 34-year-old woman hospitalized at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) for COVID-19 passed away. This is the fourth death in the country so far with over 4,430 individuals contracting the virus since the detection of the virus since March 5, 2020 in the country. According to the Ministry …

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