Although sex work remains illegal in Botswana, more than 800 sex workers across Botswana will receive food hampers donated by non-governmental organizations, with priority given to migrants, those who are HIV-positive and those with young children. Two NGOs working with the sex workers' organization, Sisonke, are assisting with the handouts. The government has begun easing lockdown restrictions and full activities are expected to resume after May 21.
An empty street is seen during a nationwide lockdown, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, in Botswana.
Botswana Daily News, 6 May 2020
Parliament has today (May 6) amended the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) regulations, introducing the next step of interventions in the country's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »
The Patriot, 5 May 2020
1. From 30th April midnight until 7th May midnight: Read more »
Botswana: COVID-19 Social Protection to Continue
Botswana Daily News, 10 May 2020
Government will continue to provide vulnerable individuals and families with COVID-19 social protection even as lockdown restrictions are being relaxed, Permanent Secretary in the… Read more »
Botswana: Five More COVID 19 Recoveries
Botswana Daily News, 12 May 2020
Five more patients have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in Botswana to 17. Read more »
An estimated 30,000 migrants living in Botswana are HIV positive, and most are sex workers. Until now, the southern African nation was one of only a few countries that did not ... Read more »