Botswana president resumes duty after completing self-isolation

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Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana's president, speaks during an interview in Gaborone, Botswana, on Monday, May 14, 2018. Botswana is the worlds biggest diamond producer after Russia, and most of its gems are mined by Debswana, a 50-50 joint venture between the government and De Beers. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana’s president, speaks during an interview in Gaborone, Botswana, on Monday, May 14, 2018. Botswana is the worlds biggest diamond producer after Russia, and most of its gems are mined by Debswana, a 50-50 joint venture between the government and De Beers. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has resumed duty after completing self-isolation.

In a statement, Acting Permanent Health Secretary, John Thomas Dipowe says doctors have given him a clean bill of health and is now free of the virus.

”There is no evidence of any acute medical complications since he contracted the disease. To this end, His Excellency the President has since resumed duty,” Dipowe said in a statement.

The fully vaccinated 59-year-old leader entered into a mandatory self-isolation early last week at his official residence situated in the country’s capital city of Gaborone after testing positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 infections have risen sharply in the diamond-rich southern African country since the detection of the Omicron variant late last year.

Botswana has registered 219,509 cases of COVID-19 with 2,444 related deaths.

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