Lesotho was part of the few countries in the world that had not recorded a case of COVID-19 since its outbreak in December and its spread to Africa this year.

Just days after questions were raised about Lesotho’s COVID-19 testing, the health ministry has confirmed the country’s first case of COVID-19 after conducting 597 tests so far.

The current Prime Minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane

The case is one of 81 travelers from South Africa and Saudi Arabia.

The Mountain Kingdom doesn’t have the testing capacity to send tests to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in South Africa.

The news comes as some of the more than 300 South African citizens stranded in the Mountain Kingdom accuse others of skipping the queue on a list that cleared them to return home.

They have been waiting for clearance to go home where they will need to be quarantined.

But High Commissioner Sello Moloto said the procedure was dependant on the availability of space in quarantine centers.