ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Apr 2020
On 2 April 2020, the government of Botswana restricted the import of essential supplies only to the licensed suppliers.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Government Gazette of Botswana, “Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations, 2020 – Statutory Instrument No. 61 of 2020. Available at: https://covid19portal.gov.bw/sites/default/files/2020-05/ExtraordinaryGazette02-04-2020.pdf
On 2 April 2020, the government of Botswana issued the statutory instrument No. 61 of 2020 restricting the import of essential supplies only to the licensed suppliers. The decision is introduced as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Notably, essential supplies include antiseptics, disinfectants, face masks, soap, surgical gloves and etc. The government also imposed quantitative restrictions on domestic sales of the essential supplies.