2nd dose of AstraZeneca vaccine within 16-week interval

Those travelling abroad are provided the 2nd dose of the vaccine upon receiving exit clearance After having missed the timing for the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccination that was scheduled after the 12 weeks interval from the first jab, the government has now assured to provide the second dose of the vaccine within the […]

NA lifts ban on sale of tobacco products

There will also not be a 100% sales tax on tobacco and tobacco products The National Assembly (NA) adopted the Tobacco Control (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021 yesterday, thus allowing the selling, distributing, buying, possessing, and transporting of tobacco and tobacco products in the country legally.  With 33 ‘Yes’ votes, 1 ‘No’ and 1 abstaining […]

We want results than rhetoric

Certain that laws can be the solution to the increasing problem of rape in the country, our parliamentarians have been amending clauses in the Penal Code of Bhutan to make harsher punishments for rapists. The last amendment was done on December 10, 2020 when the joint sitting of the Parliament condemned the act of rape and […]