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10-Apr-2020 to 12:47

Botswana: Concern as quarantined legislators violate isolation rules

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana legislators who were put in quarantine alongside President Mokgweetsi Masisi after exposure to COVID-19 have allegedly breached the isolation rules, APA learnt here Friday.

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10-Apr-2020 to 08:58

S/Africa extends lockdown by two weeks

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has decided to extend its 21-day nationwide lockdown by two more weeks to give it more time to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday night.

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09-Apr-2020 to 15:04

S/African leader backs WHO’s “exceptional leadership” during pandemic

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his role as African Union chair, on Thursday commended the World Health Organisation for its “exceptional leadership” in fighting the coronavirus pandemic since the start of the disease in China.

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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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08-Apr-2020 to 20:41

eSwatini intensifies counseling for COVID-19 survivors

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — The government of eSwatini has intensified counselling sessions for all patients who have recovered from COVID-19, an illness caused by the coronavirus.

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08-Apr-2020 to 13:40

S/African opposition wants lockdown offside minister fired

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party on Wednesday called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to sack Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for violating the lockdown regulations and endangering the lives of others.

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