Pursuant to Section 23(1) and (7) of the Constitution of Lesotho, the Prime Minister, Dr Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, acting in accordance of the advice of the Council of State has declared the Covid-19 a State of Emergency from Wednesday, 15th April 2020 to Tuesday 28th April 2020.
This is according to the National Emergency Command Centre (NECC) in a press release issued on Wednesday.
The release says acting in accordance of the advice of the Council of State; the Prime Minister has declared that a state of emergency exists in the Kingdom of Lesotho in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens the lives of people of Lesotho
“The decision was taken at a sitting of the Council of State on Tuesday 14th April 2020” states the release.
It further shows that the on-going lockdown is still expected to end on April 21, 2020, saying its extension will be decided by the government after assessing general situation surrounding the pandemic.