COVID-19 REMAINS AT PURPLE SCALE

The Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro says Lesotho remains at COVID-19 purple scale.

Dr Majoro said this on Sunday evening when giving an overview of the state of COVID-19 in the country.

Remaining at purple, the Prime Minister said means two people with the virus can infect up to three people, an indication that more are still prone to the virus.

He said while more infections are reported in Maseru and Leribe, Qacha’s Nek is also on top with 200 cases.

“This is a testimony that as a result of people travelling to and from South Africa, imported cases rise,” he underlines.

Dr Majoro added that people between 20 and 50 years continue to be affected with women at 53 % as opposed to their male counterparts at 42 %.

He therefore appealed to all to be cautious and stay protected as Lesotho will continue to ease lockdown for the benefit of the economy.

Again, talking about the opening of borders, he said Lesotho will allow business people and students to board provided there is COVID-19 certificate showing their status.

Out-door activities are now allowed, clients are now allowed to sit and eat in restaurants and the Ministry of Education is expected to release schedule preparing for opening of internal students as well.

Latest updates provided by NACOSEC show that 18, 506 tests have been conducted, 1565 are positive cases, 822 recoveries while deaths stand at 35.

Source: Maseipone Mokhethi (Lesotho Spokesperson Office)

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