Lesotho’s Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro says government has an immediate responsibility to protect all Basotho, especially health workers, against the highly transmissible Covid-19 pandemic.
Majoro said this in a televised statement on Saturday evening, as he revealed that the country’s confirmed Covid-19 cases have now climbed to 79. With over 4,000 tests having been conducted, he said the infection rate stands at two percent.
“This sudden sharp increase in Covid-19 cases urgently calls for government and all concerned to look to flatten the curve.
“It is now incumbent upon government to ensure hospitals are adequately equipped with all the necessary tools like beds for patients and personal protective equipment. But above all, we we cannot over-emphasise the importance of education as a vital tool in the fight against this pandemic,” he said.