Gov’t unmasks the public

Person wearing a mask PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Person wearing a mask PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Ministry of Health has revealed that effective today, wearing of masks in outdoor areas will no longer be mandatory.

In a press statement, ministry spokesperson Dr.Christopher Nyanga announced that the decision comes after reviewing the disease burden in the country and globally and most importantly, the high numbers of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Botswana.

He said the government of Botswana has decided to relax some COVID-19 protocols in order to allow for more increased economic activity. “Save for schools, protocols relating to social distancing will also now be optional.

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