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Prime Minister contracts COVID-19


Maseru, Aug 11 — The office of the Prime Minister says Prime Minister Dr. Moeketsi Majoro has tested positive for COVID-19

In a media statement released on Wednesday the office says as part of private travel that he was intending to undertake, the Prime Minister undertook PCR COVID-19 tests and the result presented positive.

”Consequently, he moved into home isolation even though he is not experiencing any virus symptoms,” the media statement highlighted.

It also stated that Prime Minister further consulted his doctor and he has undertaken additional tests including for oxygen saturation, adding that so far, all the tests are satisfactory.

”I would like to share with the public the important messages I drew from this experience: (1) had it not been for the testing required for travel, I would not have known that I am COVID positive, (2) even if you are vaccinated, you could still get infected by COVID-19 and can still spread it unknowingly, (3) being vaccinated is likely to prevent the onset of serious illness, hospitalization and possible death from the virus, (4) being vaccinated may not prevent infection from yet unknown COVID variants.

”The important message is that even when you are vaccinated, you should still follow the World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health Covid-19 safety protocols at all times, being vaccinated should not bring about reckless behaviour as an infected person could still infect other people who are not vaccinated,’ Dr. Majoro explained.

Meanwhile, the media statement says Prime Minister will remain in home isolation until his tests turn negative. The public is urged to remain calm as Dr. Majoro is in good health and has no symptoms of the virus.

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