MASERU – Members of the state security agencies have been deployed around the country to assist in the enforcement of the national lockdown. Members of the Lesotho Mounted Police Services and the Lesotho Defence Force have been deployed to ensure the effective execution of the lockdown meant to control the spread of COVID- 19 around the country.
The lockdown became active yesterday, and is set to end on the April 21. Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli said the deployed disciplined officers are ready to ensure that the lockdown is effected and regulations adhered to. “I urge all people to stay at home as ordered, and for businesses that do not fall under the category of those that offer essential services to close.
We will be monitoring the situation and behavior of citizens around villages and towns to ensure that all of them as well as their businesses abide by the lockdown regulations and are safe,” he said. He added that government vehicles have been availed to enable deployed officers reach all villages and towns around the country. Army Commander, Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela, also announced that his charges will work together with government officials in ensuring that the lockdown is respected. The commander further appealed to deployed soldiers to operate within the bounds of their rules of engagement and all other operational guidelines; calling on them to ensure the nation is safe and protected.