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Country: Botswana - Month updated: June 2020

  1. Botswana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Declaration of State of Public Emergency (S.I. 59 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-31 | BWA-2020-R-110016

    WHEREAS it is provided by section 17 (1) of the Constitution that the President may at any time declare that a state of public emergency exists;

    AND WHEREAS on 11th March, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a “global pandemic”;

    AND WHEREAS it is necessary to declare a state of public emergency for the purpose of taking the necessary measures to address the risks posed by COVID-19;

    NOW THEREFORE in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 17 (1) of the Constitution, I, DR. MOKGWEETSI ERIC KEABETSWE MASISI, President of the Republic of Botswana, hereby proclaim and declare a state of public emergency with effect from midnight of 2nd April, 2020.

    Given under my hand and the Public Seal at Gaborone this 31st day of March, 2020.

    PULA!

    Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi,
    President.

  2. Botswana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Essential Supplies and Services (Availability of Supplies at Fair Price) Regulations, 2020 (SI 57 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-27 | BWA-2020-R-110017

    IN RECOGNITION of the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and in exercise of the powers conferred on the President by section 3 (1) (a) of the Essential Supplies and Services Act, the following Regulations are hereby made —

    1. Citation
    These Regulations may be cited as the Essential Supplies (Availability of Supplies at Fair Price) Regulations, 2020.

    2. Availability of supplies at fair price
    A trader shall not increase the prices of the following supplies by more than the cost incurred to procure or produce the supplies —
    (a) medical supplies and equipment including sanitisers, gloves, masks and hygiene supplies;
    (b) pharmaceutical supplies;
    (c) food supplies; and
    (d) commercial goods.

    Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi
    President.

  3. Botswana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Finance Management (Covid-19 Pandemic (Corona Virus) Relief Fund) Order, 2020 (S.I. 38 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-25 | BWA-2020-R-110019

    Establishes the COVID-19 Pandemic (Corona Virus) Relief Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to respond to the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through provision of relief funding for the control, prevention and treatment of the disease and the after effect.


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