PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro is responding well to treatment in home isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 last week Wednesday, his Press Attaché, Buta Moseme has announced.
Aug. 20, 2021
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Majoro recovers from COVID-19
Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro
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He said as soon as the PM’s 14-day home isolation is over, the nation will be notified again.
A previous statement from the PM's office had shown that Dr Majoro took PCR COVID-19 tests as part of private travel he was intending to take.
“Consequently, he moved into home isolation even though he is not experiencing any virus symptoms,'' the statement said.
It states that the PM also consulted his private doctor before taking additional tests including oxygen saturation, adding that so far, all the tests are satisfactory.
''I would like to share with the public the important messages I drew from this experience: (1) had it not been for the testing required for travel, I would not have known that I am COVID positive, (2) even if you are vaccinated, you could still get infected by coronavirus and can still spread it unknowingly, (3) being vaccinated is likely to prevent the onset of serious illness, hospitalisation and possible death from the virus, (4) being vaccinated may not prevent infection from yet unknown COVID variants.
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''The important message is that even when you are vaccinated, you should still follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health Covid-19 safety protocols at all times, being vaccinated should not bring about reckless behaviour as an infected person could still infect other people who are not vaccinated,” Dr Majoro said.
Latest COVID-19 updates in Lesotho show that out of the 124 tests conducted, seven came out positive. From a total of 146 110 tests conducted, 14 370 positive cases were reported, with 6 763 recoveries and 400 related deaths.