(Corrects say of the week in the first paragraph)
JOHANNESBURG, May 13 (Reuters) - Lesotho recorded its first case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the health ministry said.
In a statement, the ministry said it had conducted 81 tests for COVID-19 from travellers from South Africa and Saudi Arabia, of which one was positive.
The kingdom, nestled in a South African mountain range, had so far been spared the coronavirus that has affected other countries in southern Africa.
Reporting by Sisipho Skweyiya Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Jon Boyle