Wednesday, February 24, 2021

ORI Library Open

 

The  ORI library is open for the public and operating on the usual working hours. 

Customers are assured that measures are in place to adhere to COVID- 19 protocols.

Only  5 customers with the library at any given time.

Library open as follows

Monday to Friday 07:45 16:30 hrs

Virtual Support Services

You can access virtual Library resources via our URL address http://medupe.ub.bw or http://www.ub.bw/  and click on Library catalogue.

UB Library online resources are available from the UB catalogue and search using Information Discovery Service either by keyword; title or author.

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

ORI Library Open

This serves to inform the public that ORI library is operating on the normal working hours. ORI library will maintain the following services

All MOHW and WHO protocols will always be observed within the institute and the library.

In compliance with the social distancing protocols; there will be minimal physical contact in during the support of learning, teaching and research activities.

We will allow 5 customers with the library at any given time

Library open as follows

Monday to Friday 07:45 16:30 hrs

Virtual Support Services for Teaching Learning and Research

You can access virtual Library resources via our URL address http://medupe.ub.bw or http://www.ub.bw/  and click on Library catalogue.

UB Library online resources are available from the UB catalogue and search using Information Discovery Service either by keyword; title or author.

Your Librarian will be ready to answer questions through telephone calls: 6867261

Visit the Library for our print collection only for limited hours and you are encouraged to use e-resources to minimize contact with material.

Monday, June 01, 2020

University of Botswana Library - Covid-19 Information Resources

The university of Botswana  library has a comprehensive  collection of information about COVID- 19, related publications related to the disease, and other epidemics. The collection is accessible on: https://www2.brill.com/COVID-19_Collection#Home
 
Other information sources that can be accessed online are available under Online  and Networked Databases. The collection is accessible on: http://linyanti.ub.bw/screens/databaselist.html

By Mosepele Mabutho

Friday, March 20, 2020

COVID- 19 - Information Resources



The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is continuing to spread across other African countries, with thirty countries diagnosed to be having the virus. 

 Access to information is very important in combating the spread of the virus. Most people are now living in fear because of the disease. 

What is ‘novel’ coronavirus / COVID-19?

According to the United Nations International  Childrens Education Fund (UNICEF), the novel coronavirus (Cov) is a new strain of coronavirus that was identified in Wuhan, China, that has been named  coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’

Now, the COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and some types of common cold.

Resources
 The following are some of the resources that the community can visit to get more information about the virus for Batswana:

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is closely monitoring the COVID-19 and  provides daily update on its Facebook page any information about COVID-19 in Botswana on:  https://www.facebook.com/COVID19.MOHW.BW/

The Government of Botswana Facebook page also post government press releases and any information pertaining to COVID-19. https://www.facebook.com/BotswanaGovernment/

The World Health Organization (WHO)  provides most up to date information about COVID-19. It provides:

-          - Public advice
-          - Situational updates
-          - Technical guidance and videos
-         -   Other media resources

It can be accessed on: https://www.who.int/

By Mosepele Mabutho

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Botswana Release Precautionery Measures to Prevent COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

by Mosepele Mabutho


The government of Botswana through the leadership of the president His excellence Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi  & Ministry of Health of Wellness which is led by  Dr Lemogang Kwape has been very vocal in sensitizing the general public about precautionary measures they can practice to prevent the transmission of the virus.

As a way of preventing the transmission of the virus, the government of Botswana has implemented the following measures:

  • All individuals coming to Botswana from the  high risk countries will not be allowed entry to the country

  • Batswana have been asked  to postpone travel to affected countries to minimize the risk of COVID-19.

  • International travel by all Government employees, parastatals and State owned Entities has been suspended with immediate effect.

  • All government, parastatals and state owned entities international meetings and conferences are cancelled with immediate effect

  • Social Distancing (public gatherings)

Total suspension of public gatherings of more than 100 people is imposed immediately for 30 days; these include: religious activities, restaurants supermarkets, conferences, wedding celebrations, night clubs/bars, music concerts, parties etc.

  • To minimize risk of contracting and possible spreading of COVID-19, members of the public are advised to postpone non-essential local travel. To ensure continued safety of mourners/public at funerals/memorial services:

  • To ensure continued safety of other users of health facilities, individuals who have cold symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat) and have had contact with returning travelers should:
a) Call 997, 3632756 /3632757 /363 2773;
b) Not use public transport; and
c) If using private vehicle or on foot, should alert health facility officers on arrival before entering the facility.
For a daily updated of the list of affected countries and more information on COVID-19 in Botswana, please refer to the following;  Facebook page: Covid-19_Mohw. TOLL FREE NO. 0800 600 740.