Lesotho remains in hard lockdown

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By Mamello Mosaefane

Prime Minister Dr. Moeketsi Majoro today extended the nationwide hard lockdown with immediate effect by a further seven (7) days to now end on Wednesday 3rd February 2021.

He announced that Lesotho will remain in the danger zone; colour red measure as death rates have increased and new infection subsided only by a small percentage.

According to him, the 14 days lockdown worked to a certain degree in lessening the spread of Coronavirus.

“Covid-19 positivity rate has dropped from 47 percent to 36%, which indicates the effectiveness of the hard lockdown. This however shows that the country is still at risk as 36% is still a high number”, Majoro stated.

He also said the death toll being on the rise is a pointer that the country is still at risk; hence an extension of 7 days, with exactly the same restrictions as those of the past 2 weeks.

The much anticipated speech revealed that among the extension reasons is the shortage of oxygen supply in hospitals.

Majoro says this is a huge challenge in the treating Covid-19 patients.

He said “we are however dealing with this challenge and oxygen supply should not be an issue as of next week”.

The Prime Minister urged all to observe funeral regulations as funerals have proven to be a major Covid-19 super spreader.

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