COVID 19 LESOTHO

THE MINISTEY OF HEALTH REPORTS 79 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN THE COUNTRY
THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN THE COUNTRY HAS INCREASED TO 44, WITH 11 RECOVERIES AND ZERO DEATHS, SAYS MINISTER MAQELEPO.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) HAS CONTRIBUTED OVER M71 MILLION TO HELP LESOTHO ADDRESS COVID-19 PANDEMIC
MR. THABO KHASIPE RESUMES DUTIES AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE NEW NATIONAL EMERGENCY COMMAND CENTRE (NECC) ON JUNE 29, 2020.
MORE THAN 3, 600 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS COUNTRYWIDE.
PM SAYS CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES HAVE INCREASED TO 24 IN LESOTHO, WITH FOUR RECOVERIES AND NO DEATHS.
THE LIMKOKWING UNIVERSITY OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY PRESENTED 10 000 SURGICAL MASKS WORTH M180, 000 AND COVID-19 VIDEOS CURRENTLY RUNNING ON LESOTHO TELEVISION (LTV) TO THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH WHILE LETSHEGO FINANCIAL SERVICES DONATED 680 MASKS AND 400L OF HAND SANITISER WORTH M100. 000
FOLLOWING THE RELAXATION OF NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN BY THE PRIME MINISTER, DR MOTSOAHAE THOMAS THABANE, SCHOOLS WILL OPEN FOR EXTERNAL CLASSES ONLY AND THESE INCLUDE; GRADE 7. JUNIOR CERTIFICATE, LESOTHO GENERAL CERTIFICATE FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION (LGCSE), INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION (IGCSE), ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (AS) A LEVEL AND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB).
GOVERNMENT ALLOWS CHURCHES TO OPEN BUT WITH PEOPLE NOT MORE THAN 50 IN A CHURCH SERVICE.
THE EASING OF RESTRICTIONS DURING THE LOCKDOWN ALLOWS ALL PREMISES SELLING LIQUOR TO OPERATE ONLY ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS
WITH THE PURPOSE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN THE COUNTRY, GOVERNMENT WILL FUMIGATE AND DISINFECT AREAS LIKE LOCAL MARKETS, TAXI RANKS AND OTHER RISKY AREAS.
GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO CAPACITATE DISTRICTS TO COPE WITH THE CHALLENGES POSED BY COVID-19 INCLUDING EQUIPPING ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE FACILITIES WITH NECESSARY SPECIALISED EUIPMENT SUCH AS OXYGEN VENTILATORS, PATIENT MONITORS AND BEDS.
THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH CONTINUES TO TRAIN NURSES, DOCTORS, VILLAGE HEALTH WORKERS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES ON COVID-19.
ABOUT 2, 987 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PUT UNDER SURVELLIANCE AND OBSERVATION TO MONITOR IF THEY WILL DEVELOP COVID-19 SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WHILE UNDERGOING SELF-QUARANTINE.
THE NATIONAL REFERRAL LABORATORY SERVICES ARE FINALISING THE INSTALLATION OF THE TESTING EQUIPMENT DONATED BY WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) TO UNDERTAKE TESTING LOCALLY AS CURRENTLY SAMPLES OF COVID-19 FROM LESOTHO ARE BEING TESTED AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NICD) IN SOUTH AFRICA.
THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH TO CONTINUE WITH THE COMPREHENCIVE SCREENING AND TESTING OF BASOTHO GIVING PRIORITY TO THOSE WORKING AND STUDYING IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA (RSA) TO ENSURE THAT THEY DO NOT LOSE THEIR JOBS AND PLACES IN SCHOOLS ONCE LOCKDOWN IN RSA IS UPLIFTED.
GOVERNMENT OF LESOTHO HAS SET ASIDE M4 MILLION TO ASSIST BASOTHO NATIONALS TRAPPED IN SOUTH AFRICA
THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 INFECTION, PREVENTION AND CONTROL TASK TEAM HAS EMBARKED ON A NATIONWIDE TRAINING ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR HEALTH WORKERS TO BOOST THE ON-GOING EFFORTS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN THE COUNTRY
VODACOM LESOTHO DONATES TOWARDS THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE DONATION INCLUDES; 5G DATA TO NURSES AND DOCTORS FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS, MONTHLY 120 MINUTES, + 1000 SUMSUNG A2 PHONES, ZERO RATED CHARGES ON ALL EDUCATIONAL APPS AND M0-100 M-PESA CHARGES.
BABY AND TODDLER CLOTHING SHOPS, STREET VENDORS PROVIDING ESSENTIAL GOODS AND SERVICES AS WELL AS HADWARES WILL ALSO OPEN DURING THIS NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN TO SERVE THE PUBLIC
THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING, MR. MOKOTO HLOAELE ON SUNDAY ANNOUNCED THE EXTENSION OF LGCSE EXAMINATION REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION OF SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION
ZAKHURA BROTHERS DONATES PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO SECURITY AGENCIES IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST COROVIRUS DISEASE
GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURE WITH M100 MILLION TO INCREASE CROP PRODUCTION
M500 MILLION FROM THE CONSOLIDATED FUND SET ASIDE TO ESTABLISH COVID-19 PRIVATE SECTOR RELIEF FUND, SAYS PM
ABOUT 45,000 FACTORY WORKERS WILL EACH RECEIVE M800 FROM GOVERNMENT FOR THREE MONTHS STARTING IN APRIL 2020 IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IMPACT
THE NUMBER OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CLIENTS WILL BE INCREASED TO INCLUDE ENDERLY WHO HAVE NOT REACHED THE 70 YEARS, ORPHANS, PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES, STREET VENDORS AND OTHER VULNERABLE PEOPLE TO BE IDENTIFIED THROUGH THE ASSISTANCE OF CHIEFS WILL BE GIVEN WELFARE BENEFITS FOR THREE MONTHS

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