Botswana On High Alert As It Records The First Suspected Case Of Coronavirus
31 January 2020
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By A Correspondent- The government of Botswana has announced that it has isolated the first suspected case of the deadly coronavirus on Thursday.

Botswana’s Ministry of Health and Wellness Director, Malaki Tshipayagae, revealed that Botswana registered its first ever-suspected case of Coronavirus infection on the 30 January 2020.

The case cames only a few days after China introduced strict quarantine measures on major cities to prevent the spread of the virus. The person who is suspected of being infected with the coronavirus was intercepted and isolated by health officials at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport upon the arrival of Ethiopian Airways flight from China. The person has since been quarantined at Block 8 Clinic in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone and is being tested on an on-going basis.

Below is the official statement from the republic of Botswana.



Botswana registered its first-ever suspected case of coronavirus on the 30th January 2020. The suspected case was registered at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport upon arrival using Ethiopian Airways from China. The suspect case is still under isolation at Block 8 Clinic and investigations are on-going.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness advises those who while be travelling to observe the following precautions:

• If travelling, practise good hygiene and avoid affected and crowded places
• If you experience fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, fatigue and headache, seek medical attention and share travel history with the health care provider
• Passengers and crew who experience symptoms while travelling, the nearest destination stop should be alerted for prompt health care assistance
• Make sure that you are screened at points of entry for early diagnosis and treatment

The Ministry continues to monitor the situation closely in consultation with World Health Organization (WHO) and will keep the public updated.

For further information please visit the nearest health facility or call…..