‘We can’t cope’: Lesotho faces Covid-19 disaster after quarantine failures

Rise in cases reported after workers returned from South Africa for Christmas, with many crossing illegally to avoid tests

A Covid-19 disaster is threatening the small southern African kingdom of Lesotho after revelations that the government released people who had tested positive for the virus from quarantine early.

Government sources this week said they had been sending Covid-19 patients home from as far back as last June over cost concerns.

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