Botswana Bans Schools, Selling Of Alcohol, Retrenchment of Workers… In The Next 6 Months

The Parliament of Botswana has approved a cocktail of measures meant to stop the spread of coronavirus. These include the extension of the national lockdown to the 30th of April.

Below are some of the approved measures

  1. Lockdown will end on the 30th April 2020.
  2. Schools will be closed for 6 months.
  3. Entry into Botswana is prohibited unless one is a citizen or resident in Botswana for 6 months, unless the President directs otherwise.
  4. Gatherings of 2 or more people are prohibited for 6 months.
  5. Not more than 50 people are to attend a funeral in the next 6 months.
  6. No visits to hospitals, prisons and rehabilitation centres in the next 6 months.
  7. Restaurants will only open for takeaway services in the next 6 months.
  8. Alcohol and cigarettes will not be sold for 6 months.
  9. No employee will be retrenched in the next 6 months unless the business closes.
  10. Employees do not have the right to strike in the next 6 months.

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