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09-Apr-2020 to 14:46

Botswana lawmakers endorse request for six-month state of emergency

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s parliament on Thursday approved a request by President Mokgweetsi Masisi for a six-month state of emergency to allow the country to respond to the threat posed by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

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09-Apr-2020 to 14:16

Botswana president, parliamentarians to be quarantined

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi and Parliamentarians will have to be quarantined after they came into contact with a nurse who tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Thursday.

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07-Apr-2020 to 12:04

COVID-19: Botswana bans imports, sales of cigarettes, related products

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has banned imports and sales of cigarettes and related products as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, APA learned here Tuesday.

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06-Apr-2020 to 16:14

Botswana: Masisi hints on six-month state of emergency

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Monday announced that he would request Parliament to approve a State of Public Emergency that would last for six months as he intensifies efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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05-Apr-2020 to 20:10

Botswana-political leaders clash over state of emergency

APA-Gaborone(Botswana) — Botswana's opposition leader Dumelang Saleshando on Sunday accused the presidency of bad faith over the rationale behind announcing a state of emergency with a view to tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

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03-Apr-2020 to 09:22

Botswana introduces sweeping measures to deal with COVID-19

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has moved swiftly to introduce a number of measures and regulations aimed at avoiding the spread of the coronavirus in the southern African nation.

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02-Apr-2020 to 15:58

Botswana army kills poachers amid battling coronavirus

APA-Gaborone-(Botswana) — The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) on Thursday announced that in the execution of its mission of defending Botswana’s territorial integrity, sovereignty has declared an all out war on poachers.

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