Thimphu is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. Although the implementation of movement cards, which would allow easy access to essential items, was suspended in the city, the government will allow people to use the card from today only to buy vegetables.
The use of the cards was suspended right after they were distributed after two people tested positive of Covid-19 in Paro. The cards were distributed to more than 30,000 people in two days in 45 zones.
Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji said that when a toll-free 1010 was installed for people to clear doubts on the zoning, more than 50 percent called to complain. Realising that people are faced with challenges, the government has decided to distribute vegetables based on zones and allow people to come out with the card to buy vegetables.