FOUR DRIVERS TURNED BACK FROM BOTSWANA AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

FOUR DRIVERS TURNED BACK FROM BOTSWANA AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Botswana’s Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation has sent back four truck drivers to Zambia after testing positive for Coronavirus.

The drivers passed through Kazungula border undetected on their way to South Africa to deliver nonperishable goods.

In Notice 14/2020 C1 dated 20th May, also seen by Byta FM News, authorities in the neighbouring country have notified the Zambian government to make necessary arrangements to receive the drivers.

Byta FM News on Thursday broke a story in which immigration authorities in Botswana sent back a driver after testing positive for Covid-19 in Botswana.

Meanwhile, Southern Province Permanent Secretary, Mwangala Liomba said he could not comment on new cases of Covid-19.

Liomba, however, clarified that the province is doing everything within its capacity including screening and mandatory isolation, but not actual Covid-19 testing.

He could not also confirm when the ministry of health would start testing in Southern Province.

Meanwhile, Zambia’s High Commission in Botswana has notified the Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary here of the development.

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