– Coronavirus pandemic: eSwatini has extended the lockdown by 21 days!

The Government of eSwatini has extended the partial lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus by 21 days. The decision to extend the countrywide confinement, which became effectiv at midnight on 15 April 2020, was announced by Prime Minster Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini in a televised broadcast on the evening of the same day. According to the Prime Minister, the extended lockdown in eSwatiniis a partial lockdown and allows low-risk non-essential businesses to operate under strict hygiene conditions. The initial lockdown in eSwatini was due to end on 15 April 2020. As of tody (17 April 2020), the country has recorded 16 cases of Covid-19 with eight recoveries.

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