Botswana president, Mokgweetsi Masisi goes into 4th coronavirus quarantine
London, July 2, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has gone into quarantine for the fourth time after an official working closely with him tested positive for Covid-19, a government statement says.
Some other people in the president’s inner circle are also self-isolating, it adds.
Office of the President press release pic.twitter.com/TjAsOMexw3— Botswana Government (@BWGovernment) July 2, 2020
President Masisi tested negative for the third time on June 1 after mandatory quarantine The wholes parliament was quarantined at a point when a health worker tested positive there.
Botswana remains one of Africa’s least impacted countries, one of a handful with less than 100 cases of COVID-19. Government has in the past month taken drastic measures including a strict lockdown.
As part of containment measures, wearing of home-made masks have been made obligatory in public. Data collection has also been a key plank of the response as part of contact tracing efforts.
Some schools have reopened along with the trend across parts of Africa. Strict health protocols are to be observed as kids return for lessons.
The country of 2.25 million people has so far recorded 227 cases of the virus and one death.