Lesotho confirms 8 additional COVID-19 cases

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The Ministry of Health informs the nation of eight additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, increasing the total number of confirmed cases to twelve, with two recoveries.

The new cases are aged between 21-47 years. Two are from Maseru, four from Mohale’s Hoek, one from Berea, and one Butha-Buthe. Seven of the confirmed cases had a travel history from South Africa and one from Zimbabwe.

The Ministry of Health will continue to carry out contact tracing for all the confirmed cases, conduct active case finding through vigilant screening at all designated points of entry, at the health facilities and in the communities, as well as monitoring of those on home quarantine.

The Ministry also pleads with the public to calm down, be vigilant and maintain safety protocols to minimize the spread of the virus; that is wash hands with soap and running water, observe coughing and sneezing etiquette, follow quarantine measures and adhere to the set terms of the lock-down.

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