According to a statement released by the Communications and Publicity Manager of NACOSEC ’Mateboho Mosebekoa, the plea follows a rise in positive cases in both Lesotho and the Free State province in South Africa.
Due to the escalating cases of COVID-19, she requested Basotho to take serious precautionary measures to combat the virus.
The SA Department of Health has recorded 1 778 new infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the neighbouring country's known caseload to 1 596 595.
Eleven more people have died after contracting the coronavirus, bringing the national death toll to 54 735 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The department has confirmed that two variants found in India and the United Kingdom (UK) have been detected in South Africa.