Coronavirus: Botswana quarantines all MPs

Fifty-seven (57) Members of Parliament will be in mandatory quarantine for 14 days after a parliamentary nurse tested positive for Covid-19.

The Director of Health Services Malaki Tshipayagae, according to a tweet from the government issued the order.

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On Thursday, the country confirmed 7 new cases; including a health worker who was on duty during parliament’s session on Wednesday.

Also, President Mokgweetsi Masisi also attended the session in which lawmakers debated on extending the state of emergency to six months.

The president however recently concluded his 14 days in quarantine after he returned from Namibia in March.

Botswana now has a total of 13 confirmed coronavirus cases.

The country is currently on a 28-day lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus.

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