Gov’t scraps masks requirement

People walking in a mall without a masks. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
People walking in a mall without a masks. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Ministry of Health has revealed that wearing of masks will now be optional in all areas effective from today.

Wearing of masks in closed doors has been mandatory following the government’s last month decision that the public should not wear masks in outdoor areas.

According to 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. “Since COVID-19 is still with us, the ministry advises Batswana and residents of this country to ensure that they are vaccinated or have taken their booster shots, if due, so that they remain protected against the disease,” ministry spokesperson Dr Christopher Nyanga stated.

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