Social distancing must continue and face masks must be worn in public to prevent any spread of the virus.
Mr Thabane also announced that mass testing would commence in Lesotho, which is expected to uncover cases of COVID-19 and potentially clusters of infection.
Vice-president of global think-tank the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, J. Stephen Morrison, believed the difficulty to access Lesotho with borders closed and the lockdown measures by South Africa may be some reasons its avoided a positive coronavirus case to date. But he believes the mountainous country is bound to be affected eventually.
“They may be successful up to a point for now, but their population doesn’t have immunity from this,” he told USA Today.
“Lesotho is a country that has been prone to instability.
“That sort of instability doesn’t speak well to control over a virus.”
Other nations with over one million people which claim to have no cases of coronavirus include North Korea and Turkmenistan. Many island nations with smaller populations also claim to be free of COVID-19.
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