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Lesotho faces third wave COVID-19 scare


May 22, 2021 2 min read

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AS Lesotho gets into almost a year since reporting its first case of COVID-19, the country now faces another scare - the third wave of the pandemic.

The National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) recently issued a statement, appealing to the nation to continue observing the guidelines that regulate the COVID-19 pandemic.
NACOSEC Communications and Publicity Manager, ’Mateboho Mosebekoa stated that the plea followed the spike in positive cases in both Lesotho and South Africa, especially in the Free State province.
She therefore appealed to Basotho to take serious precautionary measures to combat the virus.

The latest reports from NACOSEC show that Lesotho stands at cumulative 90 408 tested cases with 10 806 testing positive and 320 related deaths registered.

The Health Department in South Africa has recorded 1 778 infections in the last 24 hours pushing the country's known caseload to 1 596 595.
 


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Eleven people have passed away after contracting the coronavirus bringing the national death toll to 54 735 since the outbreak of the pandemic.
The department has also confirmed that two variants found in India and the United Kingdom (UK) have since been detected in South Africa. LeNA

 

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