Botswana said Thursday it is placing all members of parliament, including the president, under quarantine after a nurse at a special session the previous day tested positive for COVID-19.

“Everyone who was in parliament is a casualty, therefore we have decided that everyone should go on 14 days quarantine,” health services director Malaki Tshipayagae was quoted as by the Daily News.

The session Wednesday was called by President Mokgweetsi Masisi to request approval of a six-month state of public emergency to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The government requested lawmakers pass the bill, urging it will afford sufficient time

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