The new cases are factory workers drawn from five factories in the industrial area.
Mr Mohobelo said in one firm, they confirmed over 200 cases of the pandemic.
“We are already working with the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) and the Ministry of Health to contain the situation,” he said, adding that they however have a shortage of vehicles to properly do contact tracing.
He said in the mist of this pandemic that is wreaking havoc at the factories, they have advised the infected to be quarantined to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
“The factories have not closed shop, work is still in progress,” he said.
To help curb the spread of the pandemic in the area, Mr Mohobelo said they do not allow people from South Africa to be in the same taxis with other passengers.
He said they arrange special transport for Basotho returning from South Africa so that they do not mingle with other people before they get tested in Lesotho.
NACOSEC Public Relations Manager Thabo Ntoi announced on a local radio station that about 1 000 Basotho enter the country from South Africa in a week through different border gates.
“There is no doubt that these people bring more infections into the country, owing to the high infection rate in South Africa.”