Botswana President self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19

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President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana has gone into mandatory self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

The news was confirmed by the government of Botswana who said that the findings were as a result of a routine check as they assured citizens that he is under close medical observation.

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“This is necessitated by having tested positive for COVID-19 following routine testing for the virus. Members of the public are assured that his excellency The president does not have any symptoms and will continue to receive close medical monitoring by his medical doctors.” Read the statement in parts.

The statement further confirms that the Vice-President Mr. Slumber Tsogwane will act as the President of Botswana until further notice.

“The self-isolation is a precautionary measure in accordance with Botswana’s COVID-19 health protocals. During this period, his honour Mr. Slumber Tsogwane Vice President of Republic of Botswana will act as the President of the Republic of Botswana until further notice.” Read the statement.

New cases of COVID-19 in Africa are on the rise following the discovery of Omicron virus especially in the Southern part of Africa. Hospitalization has also spiked as health officials work around the clock to contain the situation.

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