Gov't makes strides in COVID-19 fight

Sethomo Lelatisitswe PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Sethomo Lelatisitswe PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Acting Minister of Health and Wellness, (MoH&W) Sethomo Lelatisitswe says his ministry has beaten all set targets since starting its vaccination programme. He said this on Tuesday during a Breakfast Meeting with the media at Protea Hotel in Gaborone. Lelatisitswe explained that as of April 8, 2022, about 70% of the country’s population received at least first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

He added the initiative was a great achievement because government was on course to achieve the target set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for countries to have achieved 70% full vaccination of their total populations by mid 2022.

He further stated that currently, more than 60% of the country’s population was fully vaccinated. The acting minister also stated that last year, both WHO and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Africa set targets of 40% for countries to have achieved by December 2021, which his ministry also beat.

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Wearing of masks behind closed doors has been mandatory following the government’s August decision that the public was freed from masking in outdoor spaces.According to a press statement from the ministry, all other remaining COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination or PCR tests at ports of entry have also been relaxed.Statistics still show that hundreds still die daily due to the pandemic around...

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