DECLARATION OF THE STATEMENT OF EMERGENCY IN BOTSWANA DUE TO COVID-19 WITH EFFECT OF 2 APRIL 2020 FOR 28 DAYS
As a response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, His Excellency, Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, the President of the Republic of Botswana, has made an announcement on the Declaration of the State of Emergency in Botswana during his National Address of 31st March 2020. Therefore, on behalf of the Board Chairperson and his Board, I would like to inform you that the Kalahari Conservation Society Office will be closed as of Wednesday 1st April 2020 until further notice.
All KCS physical activities and events that were planned to take place during this period have been postponed until the pandemic is no longer a threat. In the case of official meetings that were planned, where possible, these meetings will be conducted remotely using virtual communications.
The KCS Team will remain available on e-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org and telephonically: +267 73967444 (Emergency Mobile) and to the CEO at Thato.Morule@kcs.org.bw. All e-mails will be attended to during working hours: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:45.
We recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of germs during this situation:
- Stay home if you can and avoid gatherings.
- Practice social distancing by keeping a distance of about 1.5 meters from others if you must go out in public.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. For medical attention call 3632273/2756/2757.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; throw used tissues in the trash. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets, faucets, and countertops.
- We urge you to remain safe and protect yourself and your loved ones as we continue to battle the pandemic.
Thato B. Morule
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER