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Location: Southern Africa, north of South Africa
Capital: Gaborone
Population: 1,882,000
Independence Day: 30 September 1966 (from UK)
Date Joined: 1966
Currency: Pula (BWP)
Total Area: 600,370 sq km
Languages: English (official), Setswana
Head of the Government: President HE Mokgweetsi Masisi (since 1 April 2018)
Web site: http://www.gov.bw
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Botswana's capital city Gaberone back on lockdown

Botswana’s capital city Gaborone has returned to a total lockdown following an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. The city reinstated its strict containment measures starting midnight on Friday until further notice, as announced by health officials after an earlier announcement of 12 new cases. Malaki Tshipayagae, the country’s director of health services, said in a televised announcement that officials

News Source:africanews
News Type:News Published date: 15-June-2020

Botswana coronavirus: Prez tests negative again, schools reopening

The government this morning announced that President Eric Masisi was due to be released from home quarantine after testing negative for COVID-19. “His Excellency went into quarantine following his one day trip to Harare, Zimbabwe on the 19th of May to attend the SADC Extra Ordinary Summit on Politics, Defence and Security,” a statement signed by his press secretary read in part. This becomes the third time the president has been tested for the virus. First was after he made a trip to Namibia for the investiture of Hage Geingob. The second was last month when a health worker at parliament tested positive during a session he was in attendance

News Source:africanews
News Type:News Published date: 31-May-2020

Botswana coronavirus: Relaxed lockdown kicks in, Steve Harvey donates

President Eric Masisi was personally at the airport in Gaborone to receive a donation from American TV star Steve Harvey. The 7.2 metric tonnes of medical equipment arrived on WednesdayIt comprised of personal protective equipment which will be used by frontline staff dealing with the pandemic. The president said the consignment had been “donated by our friends, Steve Harvey “Mothusi” and his lovely wife Marjorie Lesedi Harvey.”

News Source:africanews
News Type:News Published date: 08-May-2020

Botswana president tests negative, ends coronavirus quarantine

Botswana president Eric Masisi has tested negative for COVID-19 and has subsequently been released from home quarantine, “with immediate effect,” to resume duties at his office. “This follows the release of his Covid-19 test results yesterday which came out negative,” a statement from the office of the president said. The April 1 statement was signed by his pres secretary Batlhaleft Leagajang.

News Source:africanews.com
News Type:News Published date: 03-April-2020

Botswana’s president has not tested positive for coronavirus

The public is alerted to misinformation posts on social media and reminded that as announced in the Press release , His Excellency the President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi will only be tested for SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) prior to being cleared at the expiry of the 14-day self-isolation. His Excellency the President is in good health and continues to work from his official residence but quarantined away from his family. The Office of the President is the only source of official information on this issue and any other media masquerading as having information on the health of His Excellency the President must be ignored.”

News Source:thestandard
News Type:News Published date: 30-March-2020

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