Lesotho: T šepong Nurses' Strike Continues
[Lesotho Times] A CRIPPLING strike by nurses and nursing assistants at Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital (QMMH) entered its ninth day yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Prisons' Covid-19 Nightmare
[Lesotho Times] THE raging Covid-19 pandemic is ravaging the country's prisons. This after revelations by the Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) authorities that 47 out of 60 inmates at its Qacha's Nek facility had tested positive for the deadly virus a fortnight ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Street Vendors' Case Fails to Take Off
[Lesotho Times] The street vendors' application to reverse the government's ban on street vending during the hard lockdown failed to take off in the High Court this week due to their failure to file their court papers on time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: PM Relaxes Lockdown Restrictions
[Lesotho Times] Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions to allow a host of economic activities to resume amid indications that the rate of Covid-19 infections had decreased to 31 percent from an all-time high of 47 percent last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: T šepong Nurses Strike
[Lesotho Times] NURSES and nursing assistants at Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital (QMMH) have gone on strike to press the government to award them salary increments to match their counterparts in other government and private institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Follow Covid-19 Rules - King
[Lesotho Times] BASOTHO must strictly adhere to Covid-19 regulations and change the way they have been handling events like funerals if Lesotho is to contain the virus, His Majesty King Letsie III has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid Vaccine - Health Workers to Be Prioritised
[Lesotho Times] Health workers will be prioritised when Lesotho receives its consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine in April this year Ministry of Health expanded programme on immunisation (EPI) nurse, 'Mamonaheng Posholi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 Worsens Women Land Rights Violations in Lesotho
[Lesotho Times] LOCKDOWN restrictions aimed at fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in Lesotho have had an unintended adverse negative impact of undermining women's customary land rights, a regional human rights body has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Nacosec Unveils Ambitious Plan to Fight Covid-19
[Lesotho Times] THE National Covid-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) is intensifying testing and contact tracing for Covid-19 as part of an ambitious 11-day programme to curb the spread of the deadly pandemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Jail Terms, Hefty Fines for Covid Violators
[Lesotho Times] ANYONE who flies in and out of the country in violation of the current ban on international travel will be fined M50 000 or be jailed for three years, Health Minister, Motlatsi Maqelepo, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Govt Denies Nacosec Overspending
[Lesotho Times] THE government has denied overshooting the Covid-19 budget, saying by December 2020, it had only spent about M341 million of the initial M698 million set aside to fight the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 - 28 Die in One Week in Motimposo
[Lesotho Times] MOTIMPOSO in Maseru, is in mourning after 28 people died of Covid-19 related complications in just a week, the constituency's legislator, Thabang Mafojane, said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Major Crisis As Blood Bank Runs Dry
[Lesotho Times] A blood shortage of crisis proportions looms this festive season amid revelations that the Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services (LBTS) has only got 20 blood units sourced from Mokoanyane Barracks in Maseru yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: More Covid-19 Infections, Deaths Recorded
[Lesotho Times] THREE more Coronavirus (Covid-19) related deaths were recorded yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths so far in the country to 51. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Dilli-Dilli Health Centre Honoured for Quality Services
[Lesotho Times] Dilli-Dilli Health Centre has defied all odds by being named best health institution in terms of offering quality service by the Lesotho Nurses Association (LNA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Teachers Union Blasts Minister Over Schools' Calendar
[Lesotho Times] A leading teachers' union has called on Education and Training Minister, Ntlhoi Motsamai, to immediately announce a comprehensive plan for the reopening of schools next month, specifying how the government will protect teachers and learners from the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Unsafe Abortion - a Growing Concern in Lesotho
[Gender Links] Maseru -- There is increasing concern in Lesotho over increasing numbers of unsafe abortion. This unsafe abortion is carried out by individuals who do not have expertise to dabble in such practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Improve Reproductive Health Services for Women, Girls - Queen
[Lesotho Times] LEADERS and decision makers must create an enabling environment for the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) commitments to improve reproductive health services for women and adolescent girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Executive Transport Donates Covid-19 Lab to Govt
[Lesotho Times] The government on Thursday received a Covid-19 testing laboratory from Lephema Executive Transport which is expected to bolster the country's testing capacity by increasing options. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Growth Forecasts Revised Downwards As Covid Batters Economy
[Lesotho Times] Finance Minister Thabo Sophonea yesterday presented his mid-term budget review indicating tough times ahead for the country as the economy continues feel the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) induced slowdown on global business activity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lockdown Increases HIV Threat
[Lesotho Times] Health Minister Motlatsi Maqelepo says HIV and AIDS remain Lesotho's biggest health crises and the situation has just been exacerbated by Covid-19 lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: 'Air Pollution a Co-Factor in Covid-19 Mortality'
[SciDev.Net] Sydney -- Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland are among the world countries where long-term exposure to air pollution generated by human activity is linked to COVID-19-related deaths. These deaths could be largely prevented by adopting air quality regulations, according to study. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 Exposes Inequalities in Lesotho - King
[Lesotho Times] The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the disparities in the distribution of Lesotho's resources, His Majesty King Letsie III has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: PM Majoro Welcomes Chinese Expects
[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Moeketsi Majoro this week received 10 doctors who were deployed to the country by the Chinese government to bolster Lesotho's Covid-19 fight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Govt Relaxes Covid-19 Restrictions
[Lesotho Times] The government has relaxed stringent restrictions to allow more economic activities to resume operations, Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Lesotho Reopens Borders
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho's borders were reopened on Thursday last week, six months after they were closed to most travellers as part of measures aimed fighting the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Ministry of Heath Officials Implicated in Covid-19 Procurement Corruption
[Lesotho Times] The Director-General of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO), Advocate Mahlomola Manyokole, says the Ministry of Health officials have a case to answer over alleged corruption and violations of procurement regulations in the awarding of tenders for the procurement of goods and services for the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Health Staff Threaten Another Strike
[Lesotho Times] DISGRUNTLED health professionals have given the government until tomorrow to pay them promised risk allowances failing which they will embark on yet another crippling nationwide strike from Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 Payment Saga Turns Deadly
[Lesotho Times] The scandal surrounding payments to companies who supplied goods and services to the government's response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has taken an ugly turn. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Vendors Bring Maseru To Stand Still
[Lesotho Times] Business was brought to a standstill yesterday morning in Maseru's central business district after hundreds of vendors took to the streets to protest the government's delay in releasing the Covid-19 grants that it promised them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Teachers Demand Update On Schools' Opening From Govt
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho has now recorded 996 and 30 Covid-19 related deaths, the government has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Moleleki, Wife Contract Covid-19
[Lesotho Times] Former Deputy Prime Minister and opposition Alliance of Democrats (AD) leader Monyane Moleleki and his wife, Thabelo Ramatlapeng, have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Health Professionals' Strike Continues
[Lesotho Times] The nationwide strike by health workers entered its second week after they failed to agree on most of their grievances with the government on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Ramatlapeng Blasts Govt Over Covid-19 Response
[Lesotho Times] Former Health Minister Mphu Ramatlapeng has deplored the poor conditions at the Berea isolation hospital for Coronavirus (Covid-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 Enters Textile Factories
[Lesotho Times] One Precious Garments factory employee has tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Ministry of Labour and Employment has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Tourist Information Centre Rises From the Ashes
[Lesotho Times] Th new M22, 6 million reconstruction project of the Maseru Tourist Information and Crafts Centre (MTICC) is nearing completion, the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lives At Risk of Covid-19 Due to Poor Health Facilities - Khasipe
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner General Thabo Khasipe (Mr Khasipe) has another feather in his cap after his recent appointment to head the government's response to the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Hospitality Sector Reels Under Covid-19 Effects
[Lesotho Times] By Lesotho Times On Jul 21, 2020 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Health Minister Maqelepo Allays Fears After Hospitals' Closure
[Lesotho Times] Health minister Motlatsi Maqelepo has defended the complete or partial closure of some health facilities saying it was only a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC MPs Want Macroeconomic Convergence As COVID-19 Bites
[Lesotho Times] Windhoek -- Members of Parliament who belong to the Standing Committee on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (TIFI) of the SADC Parliamentary Forum are calling for concerted and coordinated action towards macroeconomic convergence within the SADC Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: COVID-19 Infections Shoot to 35
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho's Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections have risen sharply from just four to 35 in just over a week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: 500 Basotho Quarantined Over COVID-19
[Lesotho Times] AT least 500 locals have been quarantined at different facilities across the country over suspicions they have contracted the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Health ministry has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Khasipe Outlines COVID-19 Strategy
[Lesotho Times] The newly appointed chief executive officer of the National Emergency Command Centre (NECC), Thabo Khasipe, says he will prioritise the improvement of the country's health infrastructure to cope with Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Nurses Quarantined Over COVID-19
[Lesotho Times] Three nurses have been quarantined after they were recently exposed to a patient who had tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Quthing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Refugees and Asylum Seekers in SA Must Get COVID-19 Grant, Court Orders
[Daily Maverick] The South African government has been ordered to include asylum seekers and special permit holders from Lesotho, Angola and Zimbabwe as recipients of the R350 Covid-19 social relief of distress grant. The court declared a regulation, made by Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu, as unconstitutional. The administration of the grant seems to have turned into a nightmare for the government as the South African Social Security Agency released a statement admitting that they were aware of large-scale unhapp (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: We Are Not Ready to Restart Soccer Leagues - Mohapi
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) secretary-general Mokhosi Mohapi says they are not yet ready to resume local league's action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Top Cop Arrested, Charged in South Africa
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho Mounted Police (LMPS) Deputy Commissioner Mahlape Florence Morai was last Thursday arrested and charged for contravening South Africa's lockdown regulations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Journalist Flees the Country After Police Beatings Over Lockdown Reporting
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the South African authorities to guarantee the freedom and safety of journalists covering the coronavirus epidemic and to punish all those responsible for abuses against reporters, including the newspaper editor who fled to Lesotho last week after repeated police beatings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: South Africa Worried by Liquor Smuggling From Lesotho
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho could be forced to reinstate the ban on the sale of alcohol after complaints from the South African government about the smuggling of the product from Lesotho. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: All African Countries Now Have Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
[Premium Times] Lesotho confirmed its index case of coronavirus on Wednesday thus making it the last African country to have a recorded case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news