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COVID-19 related fatalities rise steadily

Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro

Nov. 2, 2020 2 min read

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RECENT COVID-19 updates released by the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) have shown a steady rise in fatalities related to the pandemic, placing the deaths at 44.

There are no new recoveries as the national cumulative remains at 975 while six newly confirmed cases increase the total to 1 953 after 194 tests were conducted.

About 22 645 specimens have been tested since testing started.
The update comes amidst the secretariat’s satisfaction with the way Basotho have been conducting themselves lately, according to Dr Catherine Lephoto's presentation on the status of Lesotho’s infection rate.

The secretariat had reported that people aged between 35 and 45 are the most affected, adding that could negatively impact the already fragile economy as that age group largely comprises the working group.
Dr Lephoto had indicated that the very same age group appears to be not adhering to the COVID-19 regulations especially the wearing of masks and staying away from gatherings.

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For his part, Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro had announced that government was ready to ensure that economic activity returns following months of restrictions since the emergence of the virus in March.

Thus on October 1, both Lesotho and South Africa opened their borders but with restrictions on the categories of people allowed to cross, which include scholars, patients and business community with valid COVID-19 free certificate.

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