Lesotho COVID-19 Updates: More than 2000 screened against COVID-19


National Emergency Command Centre informed the nation that at least 2,113 travellers from South Africa have been screened in the five operational Ports of Entries (PoEs) in a period of one week (May 18-24, 2020).

Sixty percent of these people entered through Maseru Bridge and only one traveller was referred to the health facility from Van Rooyen’s Gate due to the fact that she had defaulted her HIV/AIDS treatment.

Six percent of the travellers were referred to home quarantine while five percent was sent to government quarantine facility bringing a total of those under quarantine to eleven percent. These numbers exclude those relating to porous borders.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health statement dated May 27, 2020 has shown that of the two Corona Virus registered cases in the county one has recovered. This is after two follow-up results of the first confirmed case and he shall therefore be recorded a recovered. His closest family (wife and child) also tested negative for SARS-COV-2.

Meanwhile, NECC continues to appeal to the nation to observe prevention measures against the disease such as washing hands with soap regularly, wearing of masks as well as observing social distancing rule.

Winning the war against the virus remains on the hands of all and it is up to the nation to disseminate messages meant to tackle the disease while also curbing all myths related to the pandemic. PoEs in operation include the one in Maseru, Mafeteng, Maputsoe and Butha-Buthe.