Lesotho makes vaccines compulsory to access workplaces, services

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Lesotho’s security forces have been told to guarantee that all nationals who work in neighboring South Africa and return home for the holidays get immunized against the coronavirus.

With effect from January 1, the government will make it essential for citizens to receive their immunizations in order to enter their workplaces and to provide vaccination cards in order to access services, according to Health Minister Semano Sekatle in a televised address on Sunday.

So far, there have been about 25 500 documented Covid-19 cases in the southern African mountain kingdom, with 665 people dying from the sickness.

According to Sekatle, the test positivity percentage increased to 13% on December 19 from 0.9 percent the week before.

Story by : Norvisi Mawunyegah