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BOTSWANA REGISTERS 9 INFANT DEATHS FROM COVID-19

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The country has registered at least 9 deaths of children from New borns to 4 year olds since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.Princess Marina Pediatric Resident in the Department Of Pediatric And Adolescent Health, Dr. Kebonye Motseosi, says this follows a concerning rise in infections of covid-19 by expectant mothers, new mothers and new Borns.Motseosi says covid-19 has however not been found to cause severe disease in new borns.She however warned pregnant mothers to take extra caution, amid rising delta variant infections, as they are prone to severe disease.Motseosi added that new mothers though, must continue breastfeeding their new borns even when infected, but taking precautions such as masking and regular washing of hands and sanitizing to reduce risk of transmitting the virus.