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๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐จ๐ž๐ฌ: Climate-induced disasters becoming more prominent

By Sonam Choki Following the news of a family losing lives to a landslide in Pemagatshel this morning, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said rescue efforts are on and that they are keeping their hopes for the daughter who is still to believed be buried under rubbles.  Lyonchhen further said His Majesty is very concerned and has commanded all relevant …

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78.6 percent of children aged 12-17 vaccinated

By Phurpa Wangmo After achieving more than 90 percent adult vaccine coverage, the Ministry of Health has now inoculated around 59,000 children aged between 12-17 with their first dose of coronavirus vaccine in the country. This figure makes up for 78.6 percent of the total children in the age bracket which is a healthy figure given that countries across the …

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Engaging our youth in meaningful economic activities

By Chimi Wangmo Even before the current COVID-19 crisis, youth unemployment in Bhutan was over four times higher than the overall national unemployment. โ€œWith half of the countryโ€™s population under the age of 27, the scale of the challenge was growing. And now, the economic fallout of the pandemic is hitting Bhutanโ€™s youth hardest – destroying jobs and livelihoods, and …

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Senior citizens most vulnerable to covid-19

The Prime Minister cautioned that 80 percent of the deaths attributed to covid-19 were reported in senior citizens globally Chimi Wangmo The Prime Minister during the Meet the Press session Friday cautioned that senior citizens were the most vulnerable to the wraths of covid-19. He said fatalities reported till date from across the globe revealed that almost 80 percent of …

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UN lauds Bhutanโ€™s efforts, says His Majestyโ€™s leadership has inspired all Bhutanese to unite

By Chimi Wangmo As the UN community in Bhutan observed the World Humanitarian Day this week amidst the double crisis of COVID-19 and the impact of climate change, UN said Bhutanโ€™s response to this double crisis, however, remains a beacon of hope for the world. The UN said that Bhutanโ€™s response, which is guided by exceptional leadership and collective solidarity, …

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