The Coronavirus has now hit Botswana with thousands of people suspected to have already been affected
The country’s Health Ministry has confirmed five (5) suspected cases of Coronavirus presenting with flu-like symptoms since January 30, 2020 .
All the five suspected cases arrived at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SKIA)
Read The Statement Below:
MINISTRY OF HEALTH & WELLNESS
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
The Ministry confirms five (5) suspected cases of Coronavirus presenting with flu-like symptoms since January 30, 2020. All the five suspected
cases arrived at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SKIA).
The five cases were picked at different times and are isolated at a designated health facility whilst waiting laboratory results.
The specimen have been sent to the regional reference laboratory in the Republic of South Africa.
We wish to emphasise that these are suspected cases since they presented with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection such as fever, cough, fatigue and headache.
The public is advised to continue exercising precautions towards the prevention of
coronavirus such as personal hygiene.
This morning the Honourable Minister Lebogang Kwape and the WHO Country representative visited the designated isolation health facility in
Gaborone to assess the level of preparedness and motivate staff.
The Ministry continues to monitor the situation
closely in consultation with World Health Organization (WHO) and will keep the public updated.