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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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18-Apr-2020 to 10:11

Botswana explores indigenous medicines for COVID-19

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The University of Botswana says it is exploring the use of indigenous medicines as a possible means of curing COVID-19 patients in the country, APA learnt on Saturday.

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16-Apr-2020 to 11:01

COVID-19: Botswana decongests prisons, conducts community testing

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has granted a presidential pardon to 149 convicted prisoners as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, prison officials announced on Thursday.

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15-Apr-2020 to 15:17

Botswana child rape cases rise during lockdown – UNICEF

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The United Nations Children's Fund on Wednesday expressed concern over what it described as alarming numbers of children who have been raped since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown in Botswana.

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14-Apr-2020 to 12:45

African envoys meet Chinese officials over ill-treatment of nationals

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s ambassador to China Bruce Palai and other African envoys met Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Chen Xiaodong on Monday to express concern over the alleged ill-treatment of Africans in parts of the Asian country, APA learnt here Tuesday.

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12-Apr-2020 to 12:04

Botswana's president orders probe into police abuses amid COVID-19

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Sunday expressed concern over the alleged assault of members of the public by police officers who are enforcing lockdown measures.

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