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Lesotho lauded for its COVID-19 recovery case

The new health minister Motlatsi Maqelepo

May 31, 2020 1 min read

MASERU – Lesotho has been applauded by the World Health Organisation (WHO) after one of its two COVID-19 patients recovered earlier this week.

The WHO representative to Lesotho, Dr Richard Banda has expressed his confidence in Lesotho winning the war against the deadly corona virus.

He however, said that can only be possible if proper WHO guidelines and protocols are followed to the letter.

He therefore strongly appealed to the nation to ensure that all WHO precautionary measures such as among others regular washing of hands with soap and running water as well as observing the social distancing protocol are adhered to.


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The new Minister of Health Motlatsi Maqelepo has also confirmed that the first COVID-19 patient has been cleared, adding that it remains to be seen as to what will happen to the second one.

WHO is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) in charge of international public health. The agency is mandated to ensure promotion of advocacy in issues of universal healthcare, observing public health emergencies, encouraging human health and wellbeing.

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