Cabinet Meeting 2020-20: 16th June

The Chairman of the Ad-Hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force on COVID-19, Honourable Vice President K.C.D. Mohadi presented the weekly report on the National Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, which was adopted by Cabinet. Cabinet was informed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases had increased to three hundred and eighty-seven (387), compared to the two hundred and eighty-seven (287) reported on 8 June, 2020.  The number of those who have recovered from the disease has also increased from the previously reported forty-six (46) to fifty-four (54), while the number of deaths remains at four (4). The number of active cases now therefore stands at three hundred and twenty nine (329).


Cabinet notes that, though the number of confirmed cases remains higher than what it was at the inception of the Lockdown, it is flattening, indicating the need to strengthen the control measures currently in place, especially pertaining to returnees, in order to ensure a decline in cases. The trend in the new cases continues to be that recent cases are mostly from returnees, including those from South Africa and Botswana. Currently, there are two thousand three hundred and fifty two (2 352) returnees at quarantine centres countrywide. Focus will therefore continue to be put on testing returnees, separating the positive cases from the negatives before transporting them to the various quarantine centres across the country’s provinces. 


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