DEPUTY Prime Minister Mathibeli Mokhothu says the COVID-19 vaccine is essential in saving lives, encouraging people to vaccinate.
Nov. 2, 2021
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Mokhothu encourages people to take Covid vaccine
Deputy Prime Minister Mathibeli Mokhothu
- The infection rate had declined to 0.8 percent by Sunday
- By November 1 vaccination cards will be needed to access certain services
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This, he said on Sunday night updating the nation on the progress made on the national vaccination campaign.
Mr Mokhothu said the vaccine has benefits which include among others, protection against severe illnesses and prevention of death, reducing burdens at health centres, easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the negative impact on the country’s economy.
He said if people get vaccinated, that will help open all movement as well as get both the economy and life back to normal.
He said Lesotho is exemplary because as soon as they started vaccinating they saw the infection rate declining tremendously.
He said by Sunday, the infection rate had declined to 0.8 percent, adding that to ensure it stays that way, the Government has therefore strengthened all protection protocols.
Among others, he noted that as of November 1, vaccination cards will be required for access of services at some service providers which include night clubs, taverns, political rallies, public gatherings, parks and restaurants.
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The DPM therefore warned people to always be in possession of both their vaccination cards and identification cards in order to access the above mentioned services.
The two cards, he however showed will not be required to attend both funeral and church services.
Over 500 000 people have been vaccinated since the campaign began and the target is to vaccinate about 1.6 million people by December. LeNA