COAT OF ARMS
Government: Parliamentary Republic
Current President: Mokgweetsi Masisi
Population: 2,249,104 (2018)
Land Size: 581,730 sq km (224,607 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Thu - Apr 9, 2020: President, All MPs Quarantined - AllAfrica News: Botswana
[Nation] Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been quarantined, along with his whole cabinet and the entire parliament, after a nurse who was testing legislators for coronavirus was later confirmed positive.
- Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Govt Quarantines 265 Travellers From Botswana - AllAfrica News: Botswana
[263Chat] 287 individuals are currently under quarantine at different centres established by government across the country as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Thu - Apr 9, 2020: MPs Endorse Six Months State of Emergency - AllAfrica News: Botswana
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Parliament has endorsed a six months state of emergency as requested by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi.
- Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Authorities Charge, Quarantine 78-Old-Man - AllAfrica News: Botswana
[Botswana Daily News] Nkange -A 78-year-old man has been charged and placed on mandatory quarantine in Tutume for entering the countrry at ungazzetted entry point on Wednesday.
- Thu - Apr 9, 2020: 29 Await COVID-19 Results - AllAfrica News: Botswana
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -A total of 29 people, who are quarantined at Chobe Marina Lodge in Kasane, have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results.