Filter for Lesotho Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-12 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
public transport will continue to abide by WHO recommendations and public health regulation 2020, however in the case of 22 seater mini bus and 65 seater bus, the vehicle will stickily have all seated passengers only, noting that the 4+1 taxi will still carry only 3 passenger.
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2020-06-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All businesses are authorised to operate from 8:00-20:00 except for a list of businesses found via the link.
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2020-06-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
liquor stores will operate from 08:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday.
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2020-05-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) as well as Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) all pledged their commitment towards implementation of Public Health (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020.
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2020-05-13 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Lesotho opens up some schools provided they have been inspected and given the go ahead from authorities based on their implementation of strict covid-19 guidelines. Schools are only opened for external classes.
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Businesses may reopen under strict guidelines, with operation hours outlined as 8am to 4pm except for certain exceptions (e.g. pharmacies: 24hours).
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public and private transport may resume under strict social disctancing and hygiene guidelines.
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Restaurants may reopen but only for take aways.
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Certain classes in primary and secondary school may return and all tertiary education may reopen.
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Department of Traffic in the Ministry of Transport has opened to provide services to truck drivers considered offering essential services
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2020-05-06 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The sale of alcohol is now allowed in the country again, however premises selling liquor may only operate on Mondays and Thursdays and may only offer take away, with a cap on the amount of alcohol an individual may buy.
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2020-05-06 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial lockdown will begin easing on the 6th of May
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2020-05-06 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
All who leave their place of residence must wear a mask.
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Churches can conduct services provided attendance is restricted to 50 people at a time.
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2020-05-05 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Department of Traffic in the Ministry of Transport has opened to provide services to truck drivers considered offering essential services.
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2020-04-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Saturday welcomed a group of 94 nurses to be deployed in ten districts of the country.
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2020-04-21 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lesotho extends lockdown (due to end 21/04) for another 14 days, until the 5th of may
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Military vehicles and soldiers were deployed onto the streets of Maseru to "restore order" and also help to enforce a 24-day lockdown against coronavirus in the country.
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
declared the Covid-19 a State of Emergency from Wednesday, 15th April 2020 to Tuesday 28th April 2020.
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Media houses / journalists who peddle wrong or misleading information about COVID 19 will be prosecuted and their media houses might face closure.
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All social gatherings are banned except for funerals where not more than 50 people are expected to attend.
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Lesotho has prohibited the sale and purchase of alcohol during 24-day nationwide lockdown.
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lesotho goes into lockdown until the 21st of April. Residents will still be permitted to buy food and seek medical care during this period. Emergency responders, health workers, and security service staff are exempt from the lockdown measures.
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All businesses will reportedly be closed except for supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations, as well as healthcare centers.
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public transport operators have been urged to strictly observe a reduced passenger loads and are expected to operate from 06:00 to 10:00 and 15:00 to 18:00.
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Lesotho’s borders with South Africa will be closed, though the supply of goods will not be disrupted.
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools including pre-schools, primary, secondary and high schools, TVET and tertiary will close until at least April 20th.
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Lesotho declares covid-19 a national emergency
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All new arrivals in the country will be quarantined for 14 days.
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Travellers from China and other COVID-19 affected areas are requested to self-quarantine for 14 days.
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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