Omicron cases show mild or no symptoms - Lelatisitswe

Assistant Health Minister, Sethomo Lelatisitswe in Parliament today
Assistant Health Minister, Sethomo Lelatisitswe in Parliament today

None of the Omicron variant cases identified so far have required hospitalisation or oxygen support, assistant Health Minister, Sethomo Lelatisitswe told Parliament today.

The symptoms seen thus far are not like the Delta variant, which drove Botswana’s third wave causing a record 573 deaths in July, he said.

According to the assistant minister, of the 15 cases still in Botswana, three showed mild symptoms while the rest did not. Eleven of the cases were vaccinated, while those unvaccinated did not show symptoms. All identified cases still in Botswana are in their final days of isolation and will be released soon, Lelatisitswe said.

Editor's Comment
Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

Parents need to pay particular attention to their children to ensure they grow up in a healthy environment that supports their development and mental health. Healthy attachments between parents and children foster strong bonds, creating a solid foundation for future leaders.In many African cultures, there is a common perception that parents should use a stick to discipline naughty children. While disciplining children is important, it is equally...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up