On Monday, the Honourable Minister of Health (MoH), Honourable Nkaku Kabi announced that Lesotho continues to remain free against coronavirus (COVID-19) as all 48 suspected cases which were sent to South-Africa for testing all came out negative.
This is after more and more people arrived in the country from South-Africa through different channels and that include amongst others porous borders.
48 suspected cases test negative, 161 suspected samples were send to the NICD yesterday. Most cases are from the recent influx of migrants from SA. However, there isn't much behavioral change at our health centers says the Minister of Health Hon. Nkaku Kabi. #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/NWwM2PbI9c— Lesotho Covid Response (@LResponse) May 11, 2020
The Ministry of Health conducted 180 tests for COVID-19 between 5th and 9th May 2020. The tests were also shipped to South-Africa for testing and all tested negative for COVID-19. These add up to a total of 216 negative results for all cases in the country since declaration for COVID-19 pandemic.