Africa-Press – Lesotho. The Ministry of Health (MOH) will join forces with the security agencies to ensure that gazetted Public Health (Covid-19) Regulations of 2020 are adhered
to by the members of the public. This is according to the statement released by the National Emergency Command Centre (NECC) on Monday. The statement reads in pertinent part, “in solidarity, the Minister of Health
Honourable Motlatsi Maqelepo and security agencies namely, Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), Lesotho Mounted Police Services (LMPS) as well as Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) have declared their commitment towards
implementation of Public Health (COVID-19) Regulations 2020. ” It further remarked on the bars and night clubs which failed to adhere to prescribed regulations concerning high volume gatherings saying their clients
“failed to observe social distancing, key compliance in curbing the world wide outbreak. ” Meanwhile,
there are pictures trending on social media platforms of people partying in one of the night clubs in Maseru and elsewhere in Mosalemane constituency where
scores flocked to attend a horse race. “” We all can attest to the fact that the virus has proved beyond reasonable doubt that health is wealth,” said Maqelepo.
These Public Health (Covid-19) Regulations offences attract a minimum of M5, 000 fine or a month imprisonment or both and if committed by an ordinary person and if by the business it attracts M10, 000
fine or two months imprisonment or both. The representatives who were present at the meeting where these resolutions were made are: LMPS Senior Assistant Commissioner Ezekiel Senti, LDF Major General Ramanka Mokaloba and LCS Deputy Commissioner Matingoe Phamotse.