Despite not recording a case of coronavirus, Lesotho has announced on Tuesday that they are extending their lockdown by another 14 days.
The lockdown expired on Tuesday (April 21) but will now run till 5 May.
This was confirmed by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane during a televised address to the nation. PM Thabane said the extension will allow the government to prepare more and acquire specialised and protective equipment.
“During this time, government will procure specialised equipment such as oxygen ventilators, patient monitors and protective clothing for health facilities,” said Thabane.
Police Minister arrested
Meanwhile, Police Minister Lehlohonolo Moramotse was arrested after falling to appear in court for flouting lockdown regulations.
Minister Moramotse was allegedly seen buying alcohol during the days of the lockdown.