COVID-19 measures hamstring F/town economy

Malanga (left) and Madibe
Malanga (left) and Madibe

FRANCISTOWN: The COVID-19 border crossing rules that government recently implemented to control the spread of the virus in the country have debilitating effects on the economy of Botswana’s second largest city, Francistown.

The new border COVID-19 guidelines bar entry of visitors who have not fully vaccinated and taken booster shots at all of Botswana’s ports of entry.

The move have affected multitudes of Zimbabwean cross border traders and customers who flock in and out of Francistown on a daily basis due to the city’s proximity to Zimbabwe.

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