Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefs until the early 17th century. At that time the lama and military leader Ngawang Namgyal, the first Zhabdrung Rinpoche, who was fleeing religious persecution in Tibet, unified the area and cultivated a distinct Bhutanese identity. In the early 20th century, Bhutan came into contact with the British Empire and retained strong bilateral relations with India upon its independence. In 2006, based on a global survey, Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world.
KOLKATA - Bhutan was the first country to receive a goodwill consignment of 150,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine from India in January ... And when a 76-year-old American tourist, arriving from India, tested positive for the coronavirus in capital Thimphu on the night of Mar 5 - the country's first case - Bhutan immediately banned the entry of tourists.
On January 7, a 34-year-old man who had been admitted to a hospital in Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, with preexisting liver and kidney problems died of COVID-19 ... Over the course of three reporting trips to Bhutan since 2012, a word I heard innumerable times was resilience ... At the time, Bhutan looked like a ripe target ... Bhutan then went further.
On Saturday, India began what the government calls the world's biggest vaccination programme, using two shots made locally ... India, known as the pharmaceutical capital of the world, has gifted vaccines to neighbours and partners such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Seychelles, Mauritius and the Maldives ... The government says it is safe and effective ... �.
On Saturday, India began what the government calls the world's biggest vaccination programme, using two shots made locally ... India, known as the pharmaceutical capital of the world, has gifted vaccines to neighbours and partners such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Seychelles, Mauritius and the Maldives ... CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL COVERAGE ONLY ON DH ... India.
As per reports, the consignment containing 1.5 lakh doses of Covishield is scheduled to reach Bhutan's capital Thimphu on Wednesday at around noon. Bhutan is the first country to receive India's gift of the coronavirus vaccines that have been manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) ... Bhutan Covid-19 vaccines Covishield.
According to media reports, the consignment took off from the city of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra for Bhutan’s capital Thimpu, and contained one millions doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is locally produced as “Covishield” by Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine maker.
In a statement issued late on Thursday, Bhutan's health ministry said a 34-year-old man with chronic liver disease and renal failure, who tested positive for Covid-19, had died at a hospital in the capital Thimphu... An adviser to Bhutan's health ministry said the 34-year-old had been in isolation and had twice tested positive for Covid-19 this week.