News of the day

27 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

News of the day

Wearing a baseball cap and knee-length traditional Gho robe, carrying a backpack, Bhutan’s king has walked through jungles infested with leeches and snakes, trekked mountains and quarantined several times in a hotel in the capital. For 14 months, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has been travelling by foot, car and horse to remote hamlets to oversee measures to protect his tiny kingdom of 700,000 from the coronavirus outbreak.


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