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06-May-2020 to 16:40

Botswana parliament passes motion on lockdown easing

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s parliament on Wednesday passed a motion that will see the country embarking on a gradual easing of lockdown measures starting from May 8.

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01-May-2020 to 09:15

Botswana imposes mandatory use of face masks in public places

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government on Friday made it mandatory for members of the public to wear face masks whenever they go outside their homes as the southern African country moves towards the gradual easing of travel restrictions.

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30-Apr-2020 to 13:37

US pledges $4.7m for Botswana COVID-19 fight

— The United States on Thursday pledged US$4.65 million towards Botswana’s coronavirus pandemic response.

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29-Apr-2020 to 09:39

COVID-19: Botswana discharges five recovered patients

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has released from hospital five patients who have recovered after initially testing positive for the deadly coronavirus, an official said on Wednesday.

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28-Apr-2020 to 13:50

Botswana attributes decline in poaching to shoot-to-kill policy

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism on Tuesday said no new cases of rhino poaching have been reported since the COVID-19 lockdown began early this month.

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27-Apr-2020 to 22:36

Botswana extends lockdown by a week

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi late on Monday evening announced that his government has extended the 28-day lockdown which will end on 30 April by a week.

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26-Apr-2020 to 14:28

Botswana: Leaked document on COVID-19 fight spark alarm

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Sunday tendered an apology to the nation after it emerged that a leaked document about COVID-19 relating to disinfection of supermarkets in the capital Gaborone sparked alarm among members of the public.

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