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COVID-19: Botswana extends curfew as new strain begins

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Rayyan Alhassanhttps://dailynigerian.com/author/rayyan/
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Botswana announced on Sunday extension of nighttime curfew up to January 31 following the emergence of a new and more transmissible strain of the Coronavirus, COVID-19.

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Minister of Health and Wellness Edwin Dikoloti made the announcement via national television, saying the curfew, enacted by the president on December 23, would continue to be enforced between 20:00 and 04:00 (1800-0200 GMT) daily.

Virus-related risks have increased in Botswana according to evidence submitted by the director of health services, the minister said, stressing that curfew was an effective way of curbing rising coronavirus infections.

Dikoloti that rising COVID-19 cases during the Christmas and New Year holidays showed that people have not been strictly abiding by the set regulations to prevent spreading of the virus.

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