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26-Mar-2020 to 09:21

Botswana braces for COVID-19 lockdown, bans alcohol

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — President Mokgweetsi Masisi has called on fellow Batswana to prepare for a possible lockdown as the southern African country moves to protect itself against the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has brought life to a standstill in most of its neighbours.

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26-Mar-2020 to 09:03

Botswana: Airlines suspend flights over COVID-19 fears

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Air Botswana has suspended all flights while Qatar Airways has been forced to stop flying to Botswana following a slump in bookings due to the impact of coronavirus, Transport Minister Thulaganyo Segokgo announced on Wednesday.

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24-Mar-2020 to 15:26

Covid-19: Botswana bans travel to neighbouring countries

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — As a precaution to further protect Batswana from the possible spread of the virus in Botswana, the Gaborone has imposed travelling restrictions to neighbouring countries, the presidency said on Tuesday.

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23-Mar-2020 to 14:19

Botswana’s electoral body rejects calls for 2019 poll audit

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has rejected calls by the opposition Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) to conduct an audit of the outcome of the 2019 general elections.

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23-Mar-2020 to 06:00

Botswana: President Masisi quarantined after Namibia visit

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi went into self-quarantine on Sunday, a day after he attended the inauguration of President Hage Geingob of neighbouring Namibia.

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19-Mar-2020 to 14:50

Botswana closes schools amid coronavirus scare

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Thursday became the latest country to shut down schools across the country despite not having had any confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.

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18-Mar-2020 to 13:35

Botswana bans mass gatherings but schools remain open

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — As neighbouring South Africa witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases, Botswana on Wednesday suspended public gatherings of more than 50 people in an effort to stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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