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Health officials in Botswana say they have reached agreements to get enough COVID-19 vaccine injections to treat the country’s whole adult population and are set to becoming the first African nation to be fully vaccinated. The agreements were announced this week in a speech by Mosepele Mosepele, a member of Botswana’s Presidential COVID-19 Task Force.

The Southern African country has had a total of over 48,00 confirmed COVID cases and less than 800 deaths so far. Last month, Botswana received 60,000 doses of the COVISHIELD vaccine, which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Additionally, the government received 200,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine from China. Botswana is also expecting 1.9 million more doses to cover its 2.3 million population.

With regards to reopening its economy, the Ministry of Education issued a statement on Thursday saying the inspections will begin on Friday and run-up to Monday “to ensure the safe return of learners and teachers”. The first batch of students who will report for the beginning of the second term on May 11 will consist of upper primary students (classes five, six, and seven) and those from junior secondary (form three) and senior secondary (form five). The second batch of students will report on May 18 and will comprise lower primary students (classes one, two, three, and four), and other classes of junior (form one and two) and secondary students (form four). The third and final batch of students, pre-primary learners, and those with special education needs will report on May 25.

Health officials in Botswana say they have reached agreements to get enough COVID-19 vaccine injections to treat the country’s whole adult population and are set to becoming the first African nation to be fully vaccinated. The agreements were announced this week in a speech by Mosepele Mosepele, a member of Botswana’s Presidential COVID-19 Task Force. The Southern African country has had a total of over 48,00 confirmed COVID cases and less than 800 deaths so far. Last month, Botswana received 60,000 doses of the COVISHIELD vaccine, which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Additionally, the government received 200,000 doses

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his Malawian counterpart, President Lazarus Chakwera on recently held talks on numerous issues of mutual interest, including cooperation and deepening of bilateral relations. At the Kamuzu Palace in the Malawian capital Lilongwe where President Masisi visited, both discussed ways in which their countries could be mutually beneficial towards growth. “We have a lot to learn from Botswana: they are already a middle-income country and we want to learn lessons from them so that we, too, through their example and through our patient endurance, can truly serve Malawians much better,” said President Chakwera. On the other hand, Masisi

As part of preventive measure to curtail the spread of the new strain of Covid-19 variant identified in South Africa, the UK government has extended a travel ban to international passengers from Southern African countries coming into the country. According to a report from Reuters, the UK government said that the restriction is expected to take effect on Saturday and will be in place for 2 weeks. This new measure by the UK government follows the new data on the steep rise in incidence of the new variant, that has vastly increased the risk of community transmission between 9 other southern African countries as

New Release: The African Economic Congress 2020 Report.