The National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) Chief Executive Officer, Mr Thabo Khasipe said the infection rate is decreasing slowly in the country.
When addressing the media on Wednesday at the press briefing held at NACOSEC premises, he said half of the people infected have now recovered.
Mr Khasipe said the main duty of NACOSEC is to fight the spread of the coronavirus in the country therefore they are working tirelessly to accomplish this mission.
Talking about the COVID-19 regulations which were published the 24th of August, he said they are now watching closely to see how they will impact the public, noting that the results will determine whether the country goes back to the Orange colour or remain on the Purple or move to the green colour.
He therefore appealed to Basotho to continue wearing masks and maintaining social distancing and following the necessary health protocols as these will help the country in curbing this pandemic.
Meanwhile at the same occasion, the LESANA Financial Services donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Law and Justice through NACOSEC.
The equipment is intended for all courts of law and will be distributed by the ministry countrywide.
Handing over the donations, LESANA Deputy Chief Executive officer, Mr. Vincent Khitŝane said some of the working places are at high risks of being infected and courts of law are among those at risk, hence the donation to assist the Ministry of Law in its fight against the pandemic.
Mr. Khitšane remarked that the hand sanitizers are of high quality, saying they will ensure safety of employers.
When accepting the donation, the Minister of Law and Justice, Prof. Nqosa Mahao expressed gratitude to LESANA, saying this donation came at a crucial time when the Ministry is in dire need as they lost one of their employees due to COVID-19.
By staff Reporter: ‘Maphoka Likotsi