FULL TEXT: Botswana President Placed On 14 Day Self Quarantine After Yesterday’s Trip To Namibia

Botswana’s Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi starting yesterday is in self-quarantine after he left Bostwana for Namibia for Hage Geingob’s inauguration.

This was communicated in a press statement released by the Botswana government which reads:


22- March 2020

The Office of the President wishes to inform members of the public that the Director of Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr .0.1 IshlPoYagae, in exercise of the powers vested in him under Section 25 of the Public Health Act of 2013, has placed His Excellency the President of the Republic of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi  Keabetswe Masisi on self-isolation for a penal of fourteen (14) days start, March 21 2020, following his trip to the Republic of Namibia on March 21 2020.

The rationale for the imposition of self-isolation is that while Namibia has registered three (3) imported cases, and is coisidered low risk for SARS-Cv-2 transmission at the time of His Excellency the President’s trip to Namibia, the low testing rates in the Region makes that determination difficult and there is a high possibility of undetermined local transmission.

During the time of self-isolation, His Excellency will be tested for (Covic1-19) prio to being cleared His Excellency the President will, as such, be working from his official residence but quarantined away from his family. The Director of Health services has extended the same impositions to the rest the entourage that travelled with His Excellency the President to Namibia.


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