health

Sept. 11, 2021

STAFF REPORTER

2 min read

Over 1.5million to get Covid jabs before year ends

Over 1.5million to get Covid jabs before year ends

Story highlights

  • Only 290 000 have been vaccinated so far
  • NACOSEC concerned that people ignore Covid protocols

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AT least 1.5million people are expected to have been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus by the end of the year.

This emerged at a press conference held by the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) Deputy Chief Executive Officer Operational Support, Thabo Ntoi on Friday.
He said so far only, about 290 000 people have been vaccinated making it to only 14 percent of the country’s population.
Mr Ntoi said all groups of the nation are now eligible to get their jabs at designated vaccination centres across the country.

He said the secretariat is however, concerned about the way the nation is ignoring COVID-19 health protocols, adding that they are engaging in activities which are prohibited in the current purple colour code.
He urged the nation to comply with the regulations in place in order to help curb the spread of the virus.
 

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“Social events such as funerals and weddings are hot spots for the virus, therefore people should attend them in limited numbers as per the regulations of colour purple,” Mr Ntoi also said.
Lesotho received its first batch of 36 000 doses of AstraZeneca in March 4 and 108 000 doses of Johnson and Johnson (J & J) vaccine in August 7. LeNA

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