Now's Not Time To Drop Our Guard

We have all observed that the number of new COVID-19 cases in Botswana fluctuates. Each week brings in a new recording of cases, indicating that different weeks show different numbers. While some may feel confident based on released statistics for one week, the truth of the matter is the following week comes with a higher number.

The week of June 4, 2021, showed that our country had registered a total of 1,014 new cases with the number of those who lost their lives due to COVID-19 at 885. The following report dated June 7, 2021, seemed hopeful in terms of new cases, as only 270 were registered, which indeed is promising that we may ultimately curb the spread.

This pandemic has already claimed a lot of lives, some of who are breadwinners. Sadly, it has left a lot of orphans in its path, with the number of the deceased due to COVID-19 complications standing at 896 (based on a report released on June 7, 2021). It is easy for some people to relax when they see the numbers going down and not follow COVID-19 health protocols. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why our infection rate keeps fluctuating.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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