MASERU – Prime Minister and Deputy leader of All Basotho Convention, Dr Moeketsi Majoro shall make no public appearances after having tested positive for Covid-19.
According to a statement issued by his office, “he moved into home isolation even though he is not experiencing any virus symptoms.”
He is said to have also taken an oxygen saturation test as a additional tests, results of which have come out satisfactory.
He only got to know of his status when he undertook a PCR test which is a requirement for travel. He was headed to South Africa on a private trip.
In his message to the public intended to raise awareness and share his experience, PM Majoro says:
“I would like to share with the public the important messages I drew from this experience: (1) had it not been for the testing required for travel, I would not have known that I am covid positive; (2) even if you are vaccinated, you could still get infected by corona virus and can still spread it unknowingly; (3) being vaccinated is likely to prevent the onset of serious illness, hospitalisation and possible death from the virus; (4) being vaccinated may not prevent infection from yet unknown Covid variants.
“The important message is that even when you are vaccinated, you should still follow WHO and Ministry of Health Covid-19 protocols at all times. Being vaccinated should not bring about reckless behaviour as an infected person can infect other people who are not vaccinated.”
The PM is expected to remain in home isolation until his tests turn negative.