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NUL makes breakthrough towards COVID-19 drug
NUL makes breakthrough towards COVID-19 drug

THE National University of Lesotho (NUL) has made progress towards finding a potential drug compound for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lesotho makes major strides in control of HIV/AIDS

HER Majesty Queen ’Masenate Mohato Seeiso on Monday announced that Lesotho has substantially progressed toward controlling the HIV epidemic as per the preliminary results of the Lesotho Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (LePHIA 2020).


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COVID-19 certificate valid for 14 days

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Lesotho delegation lauds Merck

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AIDS related deaths reduced by 66 percent

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