FILE PHOTO: A teacher checks the body temperature of a student before she goes to the classroom in Gaborone, capital of Botswana. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)
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Botswana Alarmed By Non-Compliance Of Public On COVID-19 Regulations

The government of Botswana raised its concern over the level of non-compliance with COVID-19 regulations by a section of the public.

“The non-compliance we have seen this weekend is worrying,” the government said on its official Twitter account on Monday.


It, however, did not give any further details of the nature of the violations or where they predominantly took place in the country.

Last Wednesday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced an 11-day curfew from 7pm to 4am (local time) as the country reinstated strict measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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The curfew meant there will be no movement of people and security forces will enforce the measure, and all non-working people will be required to stay at home, except those who go out to buy groceries and seek medical attention.

Following its first confirmed COVID-19 case reported in March this year, Botswana immediately announced a series of precautionary measures to contain the further spread of the disease, including imposing lockdowns and banning international traveling.

Botswana has registered a total of 13,622 COVID-19 cases with 11,147 recoveries and 38 deaths, as of December 28, according to the Africa CDC.


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