Lesotho recorded the first imported COVID-19 case on May 13, 2020 and the case is already registered under WHO charts.

This was confirmed by a team of health experts led by the Minister of Health, Mr. Nkaku Kabi at the press briefing on Friday.

The team also noted that there were five people (students) from Saudi Arabia not 30 as was mentioned before, adding that the patient who is under isolation for monitoring purposes is still well and had no COVID-19 symptoms except dry cough recently.

According to National Emergency Command Centre (NECC), the team noted that public cannot be told the person’s gender and other related issues for confidentiality purposes, therefore urged the nation to be more careful now than ever.

Furthermore, the team  stressed that home quarantine is key in fighting the disease hence all are advised to stop unnecessary movement as It is projected that  COVID-19 will exist for the next two years, however saying the World Health Organisation (WHO) has promised to continue supporting Lesotho with technological expertise and others unconditionally.

The team comprised the Director General Health Services , Dr Nyane Letsie, Epidemiologist, Dr Tṥpiso Lekhela and WHO Representative in Lesotho, Dr Richard Banda.


Source: NECC 18/05/2020

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