16-Jun-2020 to 14:10

Botswana lifts lockdown on capital city

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Tuesday lifted a lockdown imposed on the capital Gaborone last week after 16 people were suspected to have contracted the deadly coronavirus.

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03-Jun-2020 to 10:59

COVID-19: Botswana repatriates 94 nationals stranded abroad

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government is facilitating the repatriation of 94 Batswana who have been stranded in various countries due to coronavirus-related lockdowns and travel restrictions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday.

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23-May-2020 to 13:42

COVID-19: Botswana unveils guarantee scheme for bank loans

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government on Saturday unveiled a loan guarantee facility to assist companies whose operations were affected by a coronavirus lockdown imposed in early April.

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21-May-2020 to 11:59

Botswana lifts lockdown restrictions, businesses open

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Businesses and schools in Botswana were allowed to reopen on Thursday after the government lifted restrictions imposed under a seven-week lockdown that has been in force since early April.

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20-May-2020 to 14:09

Botswana’s Masisi quarantined after Zimbabwe visit

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been placed on a 14-day quarantine following his visit to neighbouring Zimbabwe on Tuesday for a meeting of the security troika of the Southern African Development Community.

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20-May-2020 to 13:35

Botswana elected to WHO executive board

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Health Minister Lemogang Kwape has been elected to the executive board of the World Health Organisation, the government announced on Wednesday.

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14-May-2020 to 10:37

Botswana lifts ban on travel to and from capital after COVID-19 scare

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has lifted a ban on movement in and out of the capital Gaborone that was imposed on Monday after a truck driver travelling from South Africa had tested positive at the weekend.

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