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NECC refutes claims of a Covid-19 positive newspaper driver

The National Emergency Command Centre (NECC)

June 22, 2020 1 min read

MASERU - The National Emergency Command Centre (NECC) has shot down allegations that a driver of a popular media house has been hospitalised in relation to Coronavirus related symptoms.

This comes following claims on social media platforms that the said individual drives to Bloemfontein, South Africa every week to collect newspapers from the printers.

The allegations further showed that he (the driver) normally travels without personal protective equipment (PPE) against the virus.

“These are the usual unfounded allegations often coming from social media platforms,” the Ministry of Health deputy principal secretary Advocate Lesimole Moletsane said.


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Allaying the nation’s fears, Adv Moletsane who is also a member of the Advisory Cluster under NECC said as COVID-19 cases increase both in South Africa and Lesotho, there is need for all to continue taking precautionary measures such as washing hands with soap regularly as well as maintaining social distancing.

Lesotho has to date recorded two recoveries while South Africa has a total of 97 302 confirmed cases, 51 608 recoveries and 1 930 Covid-19 related deaths according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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