Author: June Shimoushili

[LIVE] 35th Covid-19 Update…

President Hage Geingob this morning commended Namibians for their continued compliance to the Covid-19 regulations as the new infections have gone down. He said the country’s vaccination coverage stands at 19,5%. “Getting vaccinated is our responsibility,” he said.

Geingob said the new regulations will lapse on 15 November at midnight.

New regulations are as follows:

Public gatherings: 200 persons per event

Spectators at sports events are permitted.

Curfew is suspended

The current alcohol regulation will stay in place.

Covid-19 related burials must take place in 10 days.

“Although we are relaxing the regulations, does not mean we have defeated Covid-19,”

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[LIVE] 34th Covid-19 Update…

President Hage Geingob this morning said Namibia’s Covid-19 death rate has declined by 85% over the last month.

The president is addressing the nation on the country’s Covid situation.

Geingob said the Omaheke region remains a concern as recorded cases are high.

“We must walk together to suppress further transmission,” he said.

During the third wave, Namibia’s daily confirmed Covid-19 deaths per million people stood at 20,07.

President Hage Geingob has said 9% of the Namibian population has been fully vaccinated, with 15,1% having received their first doses. Geingob said this is a long way from the requisite 60% target

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33rd Covid-19 Update…

President Hage Geingob says Namibia’s novel coronavirus curve is showing a downward trend. “The positivity ratio has declined significantly. This shows we can turn the tide,” he says.

Namibia’s vaccination coverage has increased from 1,8% to 2,7% currently, Geingob says.
“We are falling behind in our herd immunity target. This target will not be realised without the participation of the whole nation,” he says.

President Hage Geingob has announced adjusted Covid-19 pandemic regulations effective from Sunday, 15 August, to Tuesday, 14 September:

Up to 100 people allowed at public gatherings.

Curfew remains in force from 22h00 to 04h00.

Schools and

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32nd Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 update: President Hage Geingob says this is the most sombre moment in Namibia’s history with the past few weeks being the toughest.

Speaking at the 32nd Covid-19 update, Geingob says deaths related to the deadly disease are unprecedented.

He adds that today the pain of loss continues countrywide. “I am aware that many of you are carrying the heavy burden of loss, but you are not alone,” Geingob notes.

President Geingob further notes that the country has been confronting a deadly third pandemic wave, however, there has been some relief with noticeable reduction in the number of positive cases.

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[LIVE ended] 31st Covid-19 Public Briefing

President Hage Geingob this morning warned that the positivity ratio remains high at 42%.

“Avoid unnecessary movement and stay at home,” he said. The president said this during the 39th Covid-19 public briefing currently underway at State House.

Geingob said 1,3% of the population has been vaccinated so far and the country is still far from its target of herd immunity of 60%-80%.

He said 29% of facilities are in Khomas,  followed by Omaheke and Erongo.

REGULATIONS

Geingob said the current regulations will stay in place for 16 days until 31 July.

“We anticipate interruptions in the supply chains between

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COVID-19 CRISIS:

by Arlana Shikongo

THE Ministry of Health and Social Services has announced 1 944 new Covid-19 infections in Namibia on Sunday, 45 deaths linked to the virus, and 968 new recoveries.

Out of the 4 220 Covid-19 test results received over the past 24 hours, the new infections represent a 46% positivity ratio, the ministry said.

Windhoek recorded 299 new cases, but towns in the Erongo and Otjozondjupa regions cumulatively recorded a higher number of infections.

The Erongo region recorded 315 new infections, of which 174 were at Swakopmund, 111 at Walvis Bay and 30 at Usakos.

The Otjozondjupa region

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Health update….

by Werner Menges

COVID-19 CRISIS: The Ministry of Health and Social Services announced today that 1 518 newly confirmed novel coronavirus infections were recorded in Namibia on Sunday, together with three deaths linked to Covid-19 and 427 recoveries from the coronavirus.

The newly confirmed infections represent a positivity ratio of 40% out of 3 794 test results.

The Khomas region is still reporting the largest share of new infections, with 927 of the latest positive test results, followed by the Erongo region with 256 infections.

Health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula noted in the ministry’s statement that only 17

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Health update…

by Arlana Shikongo

COVID-19 CRISIS: The Ministry of Health and Social Services announced 1 403 newly confirmed novel coronavirus infections in Namibia, 27 deaths linked to Covid-19 and 279 recoveries from the virus on Saturday.

The age range of people with newly confirmed infections is from seven months to 121 years, according to the ministry.

The Khomas region is still reporting the largest share of new infections, with 40% (568 people), followed by the Erongo region with 12% (164 people), the health ministry said.

At Oshakati, 102 new infections were recorded, while 86 were recorded at Walvis Bay.

Out of

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Health update..

by Arlana Shikongo

COVID-19 CRISIS: The Ministry of Health and Social Services recorded 1 649 newly confirmed novel coronavirus infections in Namibia, 27 deaths linked to Covid-19 and 1 254 recoveries from the virus on Friday.

The age range of new infections is from four months to 96 years.

The Khomas region is still reporting most new infections, with 48% of the newly confirmed cases from Khomas, the health ministry stated in an announcement released on Saturday.

Windhoek recorded the highest number of new infections (785), followed by Swakopmund with 190 and Oshakati with 163.

Out of the 27 new

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[LIVE ended] 29th Covid-19 Briefing

President Hage Geingob this evening said he and his wife have experienced the devastating effects of Covid-19.

This comes as Namibia is experiencing its third wave of the virus.

“Each household and family has been touched by the enemy,” he said.

NEW REGULATIONS

Geingob said the Covid-19 situation has taken a turn for the worse as new infections and deaths increase.

“We must take steps to stop this worrying trend,” he said.

He expressed disappointment in the youth who are disregarding the regulations, adding they are selfish.

The president therefore announced the following new Covid-19 regulations effective from 16 to

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Tackling issues affecting teenagers

• PINEHAS NAKAZIKO

HILDE Shindondola (18), a Grade 11 pupil at Okahandja Secondary School, has established Hildes’ Women and Youth Empowerment, an initiative to tackle issues and challenges facing young people in the Okahandja community.
She started the organisation in February, which is licensed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services.


“We are determined to become the number one NGO (non-governmental organisation) countrywide, to empower women and youth through skills development and mind education,” says the young and ambitious Shindondola.
The organisation also aims at addressing issues that teenagers face, which, over the years, have led to a high

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More new vaccinations than new cases

NAMIBIA on Friday vaccinated 193 people against Covid-19, recorded 169 new cases, two deaths and 269 recoveries.

This according to minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula.

Of the confirmed cases, 166 people are hospitalised, with 35 are in the intensive care unit.

Since the inception of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, 411 people have been vaccinated, of which 342 are from the Khomas region and 69 are from the Erongo region.

Confirmed cases: 43 179
Recoveries: 41 153
Active cases: 1 512
Deaths: 504
Vaccinated: 411

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Health update..

Namibia has recorded six new deaths linked to the coronavirus, 179 new infections and 113 recoveries from the virus, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Friday.

Shangula also said 150 people are hospitalised with Covid-19 currently, with 29 of the patients in intensive care units.

Among the 179 cases of newly confirmed novel coronavirus infections are six healthcare workers and six teachers.

Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:
Confirmed cases: 40 810
Recoveries: 38 217
Active cases: 2 129
Deaths: 456

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Health update

NAMIBIA has recorded three deaths linked to coronavirus, 230 new infections and 38 recoveries from the virus, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Thursday.

Shangula also said 150 people are currently admitted in hospital with Covid-19, with 19 of them under intensive care.

The 230 people with newly confirmed novel coronavirus infections include 78 pupils, 14 employees in the fishing industry, three employees from the mining industry, 11 teachers and 16 healthcare workers.

Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:

Confirmed cases: 38 206

Recoveries: 35 788

Active cases: 1 994

Deaths: 416

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Health update

Namibia has recorded 259 new coronavirus infections, four deaths linked to the virus and 183 recoveries from infection since Saturday, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Monday.

Shangula also said 139 people are hospitalised with Covid-19, with 15 of the patients under intensive care.

The 259 people with newly confirmed coronavirus infections include 141 pupils, 11 teachers and three healthcare workers.


Shangula added that the ministry is currently conducting targeted Covid-19 testing in schools for pupils and staff in regions that have a high number of active Covid-19 cases.

Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:
Confirmed cases:

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Health update

NAMIBIA has recorded 240 new novel coronavirus infections, 136 recoveries and no deaths linked to the virus, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Thursday.

“Among the confirmed cases are 93 pupils, 52 of whom are from Uukulo Senior Secondary School (SSS) in Omuthiya district, 16 from Onesi Senior Secondary School in Tsandi district and the rest from different schools,” Shangula added.

Of the 1 702 active cases, 104 patients are admitted in hospital with 11 in intensive care.

Confirmed cases: 36 680
Recoveries: 34 576
Active cases: 1 702
Deaths: 394

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Health update

Namibia recorded two deaths linked to the novel coronavirus, 74 new infections and 77 recoveries, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Wednesday.

Among the confirmed cases, 13 are pupils, three are teachers, and five are health care workers.

Of the 1 598 active cases, 118 are hospitalised, with 14 of them in the intensive care unit.

Confirmed cases: 36 440

Recoveries: 34 440

Active cases: 1 598

Deaths: 394

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Covid-19 hits Karasburg old-age home

NAMIBIA has recorded 97 new novel coronavirus infections.

No new deaths have been recorded, and 119 infected people have recovered from the virus.

Minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula on Monday said among the newly reported cases are two healthcare workers, 39 pupils and one teacher – all from various parts of the country.

“We are also reporting four pensioners and two caregivers from an old-age home in the Karasburg district,” the minister said.

Meanwhile, 119 people are currently hospitalised for Covid-19, and 13 patients are in the intensive care unit.

Confirmed cases: 35 070
Recoveries: 33 573

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Health update…

Namibia has another record 1 004 recoveries from the novel coronavirus, nine deaths linked to the virus and 262 new infections, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said Thursday.

Meanwhile, the number of cases hospitalised have decreased from 257 on Wednesday to 235, while 27 patients are in the intensive care unit.

Confirmed cases: 31 515
Recoveries: 29 230
Active cases: 1 968
Deaths: 310

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