News coming from Botswana is that President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been released from self-quarantine with immediate effect. The Botswana presidency says Masisi tested negative to COVID-19.
His test results were released by the presidency.
Masisi went into self-isolation after having travelled to Namibia to attend the country’s 30th independence celebrations and swearing-in of Namibian President Hage Geingob.
In the video below, Hage Geingob is re-elected as the President of Namibia.
Meanwhile, North West Health Authorities say they are going to work together with their counterparts in Botswana to trace people who may have had contact with the person who died from coronavirus in that country.
The deceased was the fourth case of COVID-19 registered in Botswana.
Already 14 people, who have been in contact with her, have been quarantined in Botswana.
In the video below, Botswana reports more cases of COVID-19:
North West MEC for health, Madoda Sambatha says they have identified a team of health officials to do contact tracing in Motswedi.
“We will then work with the health authorities in Botswana, but also work on the basis of doing our own contact tracing. What we are going to do; we are going to practically release a team of Ngaka Modiri Molema to go and establish contacts of this person who happened to be positive and deceased now in Botswana, to trace those contacts so that we know who they are.”
The Office of the President wishes to inform the public that the Director of Health Services has released His Excellency, Dr @OfficialMasisi, President of the Republic of Botswana from home quarantine with immediate effect. pic.twitter.com/XBlUNJlKfj
— Botswana Government (@BWGovernment) April 1, 2020
Kenya reports more COVID-19 cases
Moving further up in Africa, Kenya has confirmed 22 more positive cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing to 81 the total number of positive cases in the country, according to Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe.
Kagwe also announced that Kenya’s patient zero, a 27-year-old woman who travelled to the country from the US through London has fully recovered.
Together with another patient identified as ‘Brian’, patient zero, only identified as ‘Brenda’, spoke to President Uhuru Kenyatta through a video link describing their journey of treatment and recovery.
Kenyatta hailed the health workers who treated the two.