5 cases of South African corona virus suspected

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The government of Botswana has reported 4 more suspected cases of Coronavirus since the first suspected case was reported on Thursday. According to a statement by the Ministry of health and wellness, all 5 cases were registered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. The 5 cases were picked up at different times and have been isolated at a designated health facility awaiting laboratory results. The Botswana Ministry of health says the specimen have been sent to the regional reference laboratory in South Africa. The Ministry ministry has emphasised that the suspected cases presented symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection such as fever, coughing, fatigue and headaches. travellers are advised to practice good hygiene and ensure they are screened at points of entry for diagnosis and treatment. For an update we are joined on the line by Dr Malaki Tshipayagae from Botswana’s Ministry of Health and Wellness.


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