24-Apr-2020 to 16:51

Botswana economy set to shrink by 13.1 percent

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana said Friday it expects it economy to shrink by 13.1% this financial year due to the effects of coronavirus pandemic.

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24-Apr-2020 to 15:20

Botswana, S/Africa discuss Lesotho political crisis

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday hosted a special envoy from his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Lesotho.

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24-Apr-2020 to 09:17

Stigma blights Botswana’s fight against COVID-19 – Taskforce

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A presidential taskforce that is guiding Botswana on how to contain the spread of coronavirus warned Friday that the virus could spiral out of control due to social stigma.

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23-Apr-2020 to 11:55

Botswana witnesses spike in COVID-19 local transmissions

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana health officials have warned members of the public to reduce unnecessary movements amid a spike in the number of local transmissions of the deadly coronavirus.

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22-Apr-2020 to 12:05

Botswana's Masisi fires senior health officials over alleged COVID-19 fallout

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has fired two senior health officials over alleged disagreements on some of the interventions aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus, APA learnt here Wednesday.

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20-Apr-2020 to 12:32

Botswana shifts attention to COVID-19 contact tracing

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has changed its strategy to contain the spread of coronavirus from one involving community testing to contact tracing as the country moves to identify those who have had physical contact with the 20 people who have so far tested positive for COVID-19, health experts said on Monday.

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19-Apr-2020 to 09:18

Botswana targets tourist sites as Covid-19 tests begin Monday

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Health officials in Botswana are targeting the country's major tourist attractions as community testing for COVID-19 begins on Monday April 20.

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