By Kefiloe Kajane The Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro, says the weekly Covid-19 positivity rate has declined from 47 percent in the January 3-9 week to 32 percent, 36 percent and now 31 percent in the following weeks respectively. The infection rate saw Lesotho moving to a total lockdown, or red...

Govt secures enough oxygen

By Neo Kolane Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro says the government has managed to procure enough oxygen supplies to ensure the country never experiences any shortage of the gas in the foreseeable future. Announcing a relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions on Tuesday evening, Majoro said gave a reassurance that the availability of...
By Kefiloe Kajane The ministry of local government and chieftainship has called on chiefs to ensure that community members attending funerals abide by Covid-19 regulations. Funerals have been identified as Covid-19 super spreaders by Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro, who also called on Basotho to avoid attending such gatherings in large numbers. The...
South Africa’s medicines regulator finds middle ground to authorise ‘compassionate use’ of ivermectin, whilst still stating that there is not yet sufficient evidence for full registration. This afternoon Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela, CEO of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) announced that it would “facilitate a controlled compassionate access programme” to...
Ask the doctor Q. I read that the death rate from COVID-19 is going down, but that people who recover from the infection still can remain sick for a long time. Is that true? A. It is true, but we don't yet know how big the problem is: COVID-19 has been with us...