– Coronavirus pandemic: Lesotho reverted to a “hard lockdown”!

The Kingdom of Lesotho reverted to a “hard lockdown” by introducing new regulations as a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The new restrictions already became effective on 20 July 2020. The regulations as elaborated by the Lesotho’s Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro include the following: only five people are allowed for wedding ceremonies, the number of people attending funerals is restricted to family only plus 10 people for burial services and that such funeral services be held outdoors and completed by 10:00. The following will be closed: churches, schools, initiation schools, political rallies, gyms and parks, sports except non-contact sports like golf, public gatherings except those intended for coronavirus awareness with maximum of not more than 30 people. Border movement in Lesotho is still not allowed for foreign country visits except for personnel working with COVID-19 equipment. Factories remain open but with 50% of workers for day and night shifts thus to promote social distance.