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PEACE CORPS LESOTHO SUSPENDS ITS PROGRAM DUE TO THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.
Peace Corps Lesotho suspends its program due to the spread of COVID-19.
17 March 2020 | 17:05

The U.S Embassy to Lesotho warned that on the 15th March 2020, Peace Corps Director Judy olsen announced the suspension of all volunteer activities globally, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and related travel constraints and school closures.

In a statement released on Monday the 16th March 2020, the U.S Embassy to Lesotho said as a result of this announcement, Peace Corps Lesotho will temporarily suspend its program and is working with volunteers, host communities and host country officials, to evacuate Lesotho-based volunteers as soon as possible.

According to the statement, for more than 50 years Peace Corps has been a pillar of the partnership between Lesotho and the United States, and therefore the U.S Embassy stresses to the public that Peace Corps Lesotho is not closing, and all parties will work to resume operations as soon as possible when conditions normalize.

In her open letter Peace Corps Director Judy Olsen, stated that during the suspension of their program their host country staff will remain in their current positions. 



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