Botswana: Francistown Now Red Zone

Francistown — The increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and related deaths has caused Francistown to be declared a red zone.

The city has so far recorded a total of 8 474 cases and 90 deaths. Francistown district Commissioner, Ms Chabongwa Matseka, said the containment of the disease could only be enhanced by behavioural change and adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

Updating on the vaccination exercise, Ms Matseka said 4 978 people had been vaccinated with sinovac, 3 920 with astrazaneca first dose while 378 had received their second dose of the same.

She explained that a total of 362 people had been vaccinated with Pfizer (first dose) and the vaccination was ongoing.The district commissioner urged residents to continue to support the greater Francistown District Health Management Team with the required resources.

<i>Source : BOPA</i>

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