Bhutan: Social Media Facilitates Information Gathering Amid The Pandemic

THIMPU, Jan 12 (NNN-Kuensel) –The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the way journalists gather information, especially during the lockdown when everyone is mandated to stay indoors.

Many media professionals rely on social media and the internet to gather information.

A freelance journalist, Karma Wangdi, said that social media was a platform that provided story ideas. “Journalists can verify and work on issues that are posted on social media platforms.”

Thimphu City Of Bhutan Goes Into Complete Lockdown

THIMPHU, Dec 20 (NNN-XINHUA) – Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, went into complete lockdown starting today, after a 25-year-old woman, who visited a flu clinic at the National Referral Hospital in Thimphu, was found positive for COVID-19.

Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering, announced the lockdown within Thimphu city with immediate effect, and asked everyone to remain indoor.

The prime minister said, all outbound travellers from Thimphu are restricted, and only emergencies and important movements into the capital city will be considered and allowed.

Jaishankar discusses key elements of ties with Bhutan's top leadership

Thimphu, Jun 7 (PTI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met Bhutan's top leadership, including Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, and discussed important elements of the bilateral ties with emphasis on development partnership and cooperation in the hydropower sector.

Jaishankar is in the Buddhist kingdom on a two-day visit, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the Ministry of External Affairs.

He also conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's greetings during his talks with Prime Minister Tshering.

In happy Bhutan, the PM is a doctor on Saturdays

 9 May 2019; AFP: It's Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital.

But Tshering is no ordinary doctor. During the week, he also happens to be prime minister in the Himalayan kingdom famous for measuring citizens' Gross National Happiness.

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