Gaborone back under lockdown after SA truck driver tests positive

Rustenburg – Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana, was put back on lockdown after the country recorded a new case of Covid-19.

The Presidential Covid-19 task team co-ordinator Kereng Masupu said the capital city was declared a high-risk area and put under lockdown with effect from Monday.

This comes after a truck driver from South Africa tested positive for Covid-19. The driver entered the country through the Tlokweng border from South Africa on Saturday and his results came back positive on Monday.

He had made contact with a number of people at the time, including several businesses at Fairground Mall and Commerce Park, which were closed immediately, with their employees advised not to go to work until further notice.

“Those that came into contact with the truck driver are being traced while the truck driver is admitted at Sir Ketumile Masire Hospital,” Masupu said.

All the businesses that the driver came into contact with have been contacted, a register has been collected and the tracing process has started.

Botswana has now registered 24 Covid-19 cases, with one death and 12 recoveries.

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