The Deputy Prime Minister of Lesotho Dr. Mathibeli Mokhothu on national television – Lesotho Television; announced that “people who have not vaccinated against the COVID 19 by November 1st this year will not be allowed in some of the service areas”. He said this on October 31st, 2021.
He said those areas are restaurants that sell beer, night clubs, gyms, stadiums, political rallies, public gatherings, entertainment, creative & cultural industries and public recreation areas/parks, nightclubs, enclosed sporting grounds with clear entrance
Mr. Mokhothu reminded the nation that a warning was made earlier in October by Prime Minister Dr. Moeketsi Majoro; urging people to vaccinate before November 1st, 2021 otherwise they will not able to access some of the services.
He stated some of the importance of vaccinating against the COVID19 are as follows;
– Prevents people from being seriously sick and dying
– More services will be opened for business if everyone has been vaccinated and thus the economy will improve
He said the Government of Lesotho is exemplary to have had an increase of 10% of people who vaccinated against the COVID19. He added that the infection and death rate has been reduced from 11% to 5%.
“to date, we have vaccinated approximately 500,000 people and this has reduced new infections to 0.8%,” Deputy Prime Minister Mokhuthu revealed.
He reiterated that people who have not been vaccinated against the COVID19 will NOT access a number of public areas, while those who have vaccinated will be expected to produce their Vaccination Certificate and the National Identity Card.
He appealed to the nation to continue taking precautionary measures as stated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a means to fight the COVID19 Pandemic. He urged the nation to avoid by all means necessary places and things that will put their lives in danger.
They are “WEAR A MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY WITH RUNNING WATER AND SOAP OR SANITIZE, AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE”
Earlier on October 10th, this year the Prime Minister of Lesotho Dr. Moeketsi Majoro informed the nation that the country had received 528,000 doses of which 428,000 were Johnson & Johnson, and 100,000 were Sinopharm.
Dr. Majoro had indicated that about 428 000 people have been vaccinated which makes it 21% of the total vaccination rate.
The country plans to have vaccinated 1.6 Million Basotho by the end of 2021.