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Coronavirus live: UK records 214 deaths; Latvia allows businesses to sack unvaccinated workers
UK government’s latest Covid case figures show 37, 269 people tested positive; only 61% of Latvian adults are fully vaccinated, less than EU average of 75%

Nadeem Badshah (now); Lucy Campbell ,Martin Belam ,Samantha Lock (earlier)

05, Nov, 2021 @12:16 AM

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Vaccine certificates-for-sale scam undermines Lesotho’s Covid effort
The documents, necessary for entry into bars and sporting venues, are being sold by unscrupulous health workers for less than £20

Silence Charumbira in Maseru

04, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Lesotho murder rate ranked sixth worst in world as judicial system breaks down
Killings of police officers in tiny mountain kingdom has added to sense of ‘lack of consequences’, say analysts

Silence Charumbira in Maseru

01, Sep, 2021 @7:01 AM

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UK reports 33,074 new cases and 94 deaths – as it happened
This blog is now closed. You can find all of our coverage of the pandemic here.

Lucy Campbell (now); Mattha Busby, Kevin Rawlinson, Miranda Bryant and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

12, Aug, 2021 @10:46 PM

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Lesotho’s PM isolating with Covid as cases ‘go unrecorded’
Medics fear government is failing to gather data as ‘social media conspiracies’ slow vaccination take-up

Silence Charumbirain Maseru

12, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘It opened my eyes’: Lesotho ski resort goes off-piste to keep workers
The pandemic has hit tourism but retraining and a range of initiatives have enabled staff to stay and even hit the slopes

Silence Charumbira in Butha-Buthe

28, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK’s approach to securing borders ‘chaotic and dangerous’, says Labour – as it happened
This blog is closed.

Nadeem Badshah (now); Mattha Busby,Martin Belam,Soofia Tariq, Martin Farrer (earlier)

24, Jun, 2021 @10:57 PM

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Rich countries ‘ran off and secured supplies’ of Covid vaccines, says Africa envoy
Questions raised over failure of Covax scheme to provide promised doses to the continent

Silence Charumbira

24, Jun, 2021 @1:27 PM

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Woman shot dead in Lesotho as factory workers’ clashes with police escalate
Trade unions say they have lost control of protests over pay as employers cite impact of Covid for restraint

Silence Charumbira in Maseru

28, May, 2021 @12:40 PM

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Lesotho firm first in Africa to be granted EU licence for medical cannabis
Breakthrough could create thousands of jobs for villagers and help exports to other markets

Silence Charumbira in Maseru

21, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Lesotho sacks hundreds of striking nurses as doctors warn of dire shortages
The African state was already struggling to cope with TB, HIV and Covid before latest response to demands for equal pay

Silence Charumbira in Maseru

16, Mar, 2021 @2:49 PM

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Landlocked Lesotho faces food crisis amid Covid border closures
Food price increases and economic impact of lockdowns have left a quarter of the kingdom’s population reliant on food aid, UN warns

Silence Charumbira in Maseru

19, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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