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July 5, 2021

STAFF REPORTER

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Lesotho sees rise in COVID-19 cases

Lesotho sees rise in COVID-19 cases

Deputy Prime Minister Mathibeli Mokhothu

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LESOTHO has recorded 128 new COVID-19 cases out of 1 226 tests conducted in the last 72 hours, bringing the cumulative cases to 11 5684, as per reports by the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC).

This after Deputy Prime Minister Mathibeli Mokhothu announced the new COVID-19 restrictions and that the country is still in the blue colour code.

The NACOSEC report further shows that there are four recoveries and no recent deaths, adding that the total number of COVID-related deaths in the country stands at 329.
In his statement delivered last Thursday, Mr Mokhothu said the infection rate has increased by five percent from zero percent in the past three weeks, adding that the Delta variant which has hit South Africa poses a huge threat to Lesotho.

For her part, the Ministry of Health’s Public Relations Officer, ’Mateboho Mosebekoa said all travelers from India are restricted from entering Lesotho in a bid prevent the third wave of COVID-19 as the Delta variant was detected in India.
 

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She said Lesotho no longer sends its cancer patients to India for treatment after banning international travel between the two countries.

The Republic of South Africa is on level four after the Delta variant, which is said to be highly contagious, was detected in the provinces of Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. LeNA

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