Transparency Key In COVID-19 Fight

Botswana, like many countries across the world, is in the middle of an unprecedented fight against COVID-19. The jury is still out on whether there is success or failure in the efforts aimed at containing the spread of the novel virus.

When the pandemic reached Botswana’s shores last year March, a nation united in the quest to defeat an invisible enemy. It is a moment never witnessed in recent memory, with the catastrophes of the world war and the 1918 Spanish influenza being the only other comparisons in living memory. Botswana, like the rest of the world, had to readjust its priorities and channel most, if not all, of its energies towards fighting COVID-19. It has not been an easy fight with relapses along the way.

When the first three cases were registered, the government responded by announcing a hard lockdown, while mobilising resources to fight the spreading pandemic.

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Let the law take its course

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