Health and Wellness minister, Lemogang Kwape this evening confirmed that three cases of the Coronavirus had been detected in the country.
In a live update on state television, Kwape said two men and one woman were in isolation at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital in Gaborone.
"They had travelled to the United Kingdom and Thailand. They are in stable condition," he said.
Kwape said the trio was taken from the aiport to the quarantine.
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"They are all Batswana and had travelled in March. One had gone to the UK and two had been in Thailand," he said.
Kwape said the country now shifts from prevention to containment and will make another statement later.