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Lockdowns, curfews and doorstep testing: Africa’s crackdown on the coronavirus

By: Elliot Smith KEY POINTS The Africa Centers for...

The fight to keep 4.1 million Zimbabweans fed in COVID-19 lockdown.

Another problem for food security is the fact that lockdown has closed down tens of thousands of schools from Lilongwe to Lagos. For many hungry school children in Africa, school is only place they can be sure of a hot meal.

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The Botswana authorities have announced several measures to address the crisis:

• Travellers from “high-risk” countries (China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India) are banned from entering Botswana;

• Botswana citizens and residents returning from these countries are required to stay in isolation at home for 14 days;

• Visas already granted to visitors from these countries are cancelled and the issuance of new visas for nationals of these countries is suspended with immediate effect.

It is strongly recommended that non-resident French visitors should end their stay and return to France or their country of habitual residence as soon as possible.

French citizens wishing to return to France should contact their airline company as soon as possible so that alternative flights can be offered to them.

A special telephone number has been set up at the French Embassy in Pretoria: +27 12 425 1600.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Embassy of France in Gaborone, Botswana.

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Lockdowns, curfews and doorstep testing: Africa’s crackdown on the coronavirus

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