The President of Botswana Dr. Mokgweetsi Masasi is in a 14-day self-isolation period after visiting Namibia this weekend.

The President’s emergency visit to Namibia was to seize the opportunity of the presence of other regional heads of states in Windhoek to discuss critical COVID-19 measures taken in the respective countries sharing borders with Botswana.

According to the government of Botswana, President Masisi will be tested for the coronavirus.

The entourage that travelled with the President to Namibia is also in self-isolation and will be tested as well.

Three cases of the coronavirus have been registered in Namibia and while the Botswana government believes that there is a low risk of transmission, they are worried about the low testing rates in the region.

Masisi will be working from his official residence but quarantined away from his family.

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