The President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi and his Vice President Slumber Tsogwane are currently on quarantine according to a broadcast journalist with the state-owned Radio Bostwana, Henry Lechuti.
Henry, who is also under mandatory quarantine after coming into contact with a COVID-19 infected person said the nation is under a six-month State of Emergency to bring the spread of the virus under control.
He said when the situation improves, the lockdown period will be reviewed according to government.
Botswana has 13 cases with one death.
Botswana Members of Parliament were put under quarantine after coming in contact with a health worker who tested positive for the virus. The health worker was screening cabinet and the MPs.
Narrating his situation in an interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ programme, he said he was infected in the line of duty.
“We were covering ‘an important event’ in parliament when we came in contact with the health officer who was checking our temperature . . . we mingled with the Members of Parliament and after we were instructed to go into mandatory quarantine; over 30 journalists,” he indicated.
Mr Lechuti also touched on the adverse effect the lockdown and mandatory quarantine is having on his personal life at home.
“I’m in the same house with my wife but because of being in quarantine, we communicate on whatsapp,” he indicated
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