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Covid-19 Update … Over 100 currently hospitalised

Namibia has recorded two deaths linked to Covid-19, 149 new coronavirus infections and 163 recoveries from the virus, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Tuesday.

The latest two deaths linked to Covid-19 are of men aged 41 and 75, who died in Windhoek and Rehoboth, respectively. Neither of them had other health problems associated with an increased mortality rate following a novel coronavirus infection.

Shangula also said 151 people are hospitalised with Covid-19 currently, with 20 of the patients in intensive care units.

Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:
Confirmed cases: 39 182
Recoveries: 36 498
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Covid-19 Update:

NAMIBIA has recorded another four deaths linked to Covid-19, 188 new coronavirus infections and 74 recoveries from the virus, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Monday.

Currently, Namibia’s recovery rate from novel coronavirus infections stands at 93%.

Shangula also said 138 people are hospitalised with Covid-19 currently, with 22 of the patients being treated in intensive care units.

The 188 people with newly confirmed novel coronavirus infections include 71 school pupils, five teachers and one healthcare worker.

Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:

Confirmed cases: 39 033
Recoveries: 36 335
Active cases: 2 262
Deaths: 428… Read More

25th Covid-19 public briefing by president Hage Geingob

President Hage Geingob has said the new measures announced today will last for 36 days from 25 February to 31 March 2021.

Regarding the restriction of movement, Geingob said the curfew times are from 22h00 until 04h00.

Namibia has recorded 37 896 cumulative cases, 2058 active case and 411 deaths linked to Covid-19.

“We have seen a rising trend with the highest recorded in the Kavango East and West regions,” he said.

Geingob said he sympathises with those who have lost loved ones and said he understands those who want life to return to normal.

“I understand but we must … Read More

Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA has recorded five deaths linked to coronavirus, 154 new infections and 146 recoveries from the virus, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Tuesday.

Shangula also said 146 people are admitted in hospital with Covid-19, with 15 of them under intensive care.

The 154 people with newly confirmed novel coronavirus infections include 69 pupils, 15 inmates at Etayi police holding cells, three teachers and four healthcare workers.

Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:

Confirmed cases: 37 896
Recoveries: 35 419
Active cases: 2 058
Deaths: 411… Read More

Covid-19 Update:

Namibia has recorded 188 new coronavirus infections and 55 recoveries from an infection with the virus since Saturday, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Sunday.

Shangula also said 128 people are hospitalised with Covid-19 currently, with nine of the patients in intensive care units.

The 188 people with newly confirmed novel coronavirus infections include 91 school pupils, eight teachers and three healthcare workers.

Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:
Confirmed cases: 37 483
Recoveries: 35 090
Active cases: 1 983
Deaths: 402… Read More

Covid-19 Update …

At least 190 school pupils have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Namibia in the last 24 hours.

The country recorded 302 new coronavirus infections since Friday, three deaths linked to the virus and 148 recoveries from an infection with the virus, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Saturday.

“More positive cases are still being reported from Ekulo Senior Secondary School in Omuthiya district, as today we have 90 new cases, 28 from Haudano Senior Secondary School in Oshikuku district, 18 from Leevi Hakusembe Senior Secondary School in Rundu district and the rest are from different schools,” Shangula said.… Read More

Covid-19 Update:

NAMIBIA schools continue to be Covid-19 hotspots as 93 pupils have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

In total the country recorded 141 new coronavirus infections, three deaths linked to the virus and 102 recoveries from the virus since Monday, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Tuesday.

“Among the confirmed cases are 33 learners from Uukule Senior Secondary School in Onandjokwe district, 26 from Haudano Senior Secondary School in Oshikuku district and 14 from Gabriel Taapopi Senior Secondary School in Oshakati district. The rest of the learners are from 15 different schools.”

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Covid-19 Update…

NAMIBIA has recorded one more death linked to the novel coronavirus, 273 new cases and 120 recoveries, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Monday.

Meanwhile, 118 people are hospitalised, with 12 in the intensive care unit.

Among the new cases are 182 pupils, of which 101 are from Ekulo Senior Secondary School in Omuthiya district, and two health care workers.

“The Ministry of Health and Social Services is currently working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and stakeholders to urgently address the increase in cases among learners,” Shangula added.

Confirmed cases: 36 25
Recoveries: 34 … Read More

Health update…

NAMIBIA has recorded 155 new novel coronavirus infections, two deaths linked to the virus and 42 recoveries, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Sunday.

“Number of cases reported from Kavango East and Kavango West regions are of learners from different boarding schools,” Shangula added.

Of the 1 416 active cases, 119 patients are hospitalised and 14 in intensive care.

Confirmed cases: 35 952
Recoveries: 34 141
Active cases: 1 416
Deaths: 388… Read More

Health update…

NAMIBIA has recorded 201 new Covid-19 infections, two deaths linked to the virus and 52 recoveries, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Friday.

“Among the confirmed cases are 87 pupils from different schools accounting for 43% of newly confirmed cases,” he added.

Of the 1 161 active cases, 135 patients are hospitalised with 13 under intensive care.

Confirmed cases: 35 554
Recoveries: 34 002
Active cases: 1 161
Deaths: 384… Read More

Covid-19 Update

NAMIBIA has recorded 111 new coronavirus infections, four deaths linked to the virus and 172 recoveries, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Thursday.

“Among the confirmed cases are four healthcare workers from different districts,” he added.

Of the 1 014 active cases, 120 are admitted in hospital and 12 are under intensive care.

Confirmed cases: 35 353
Recoveries: 33 950
Active cases: 1 014
Deaths: 382… Read More

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
Active … Read More

Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA has recorded 129 new coronavirus infections over the past day, four deaths linked to Covid-19 and 95 recoveries from the coronavirus, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Sunday.

“Among the confirmed cases are seven healthcare workers from different districts, 32 learners from different schools and five workers from the fishing industry,” Shangula said.

The number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 decreased from 141 on Saturday to 138 on Sunday, with 14 people being treated in intensive care units.

Namibia’s latest coronavirus figures are:
Confirmed cases: 34 973
Recoveries: 33 454
Active cases: 1 137
Deaths: 375… Read More

Covid-19 …

NAMIBIA has recorded six deaths linked to the novel coronavirus, 96 new infections and 348 recoveries, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said Friday.

In the last five days, the country recorded 18 deaths.

Among the confirmed cases, four are health care workers, three pupils and two teachers from different schools as well as two students from institutions of higher learning.

Out of the 1 018 active cases, 146 patients are hospitalised 16 of them in the intensive care unit.

Shangula further noted the continued downward trend in the number of cases being reported across the regions.

Confirmed cases: 34 615
Recoveries: … Read More

Covid-19 Update…

NAMIBIA has recorded 229 new coronavirus infections, from 13 regions of the country, over the past day.

Health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula on Saturday said the Erongo region reported the highest number of newly confirmed infections with 76 cases, followed by the Khomas region, where 44 new infections were reported.

Meanwhile, the death of a 79-year-old woman in Windhoek has brought the country’s death toll linked to Covid-19 to 371.

Shangula also said Namibia has recorded 139 new recoveries from an infection with the coronavirus, and that 141 people are hospitalised due to Covid-19, with 15 of those … Read More

Covid-19 Update …

HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula says 11 pupils and three teachers from different schools have tested positive for the novel coronavirus a week after classes resumed.

In total, the country recorded 102 new coronavirus infections, four deaths linked to Covid-19 and 38 recoveries from the virus between Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We are reporting cases from 11 regions, with Khomas reporting the highest number of cases (62%), followed by Oshana and Zambezi regions,” Shangula announced on Wednesday evening.

The number of people hospitalised due to Covid-19 decreased from 146 on Tuesday to 144 a day later, with 13 people in intensive care … Read More

LIVE (ended) … 24th Covid-19 Public Briefing

President Hage Geingob today said the pandemic has disturbed our social and behavioural norms. He asked Namibians to show solidarity and compassion towards one another.

He also said a majority of Namibians has shown solidarity this time despite those who circumvented regulations.

Geingob pointed out that there are public suspicions around the Covid-19 vaccines.

“Rest assured that the government will not put any citizens’ lives in danger,” he said.

The president promised not to lockdown Namibians again like last year during the first climax of pandemic.

The president extended the status quo to 24 February 2021.


Health minister Kalumbi Shangula
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Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA has recorded another two deaths linked to Covid-19, 175 recoveries from novel coronavirus infections and 102 new infections with the virus.

Thirty-two of the newly confirmed infections were recorded in the Kavango East region, followed by 21 in Erongo and also 21 in Omaheke.

Health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Tuesday that 146 people are hospitalised with Covid-19 in Namibia, with 13 of those being treated in intensive care units.

Namibia’s coronavirus figures are now as follows:
Confirmed cases: 34 270
Recoveries: 32 739
Active cases: 1 169
Deaths: 355… Read More

Covid-19 Update …

KAVANGO East recorded three-digit Covid-19 infections in 24 hours totalling 113.

Health minister Kalumbi Shangula on Wednesday said 95 cases from the region are inmates at the Divundu correctional facility.

In total, the country recorded 308 new coronavirus infections, 778 recoveries and four more deaths linked to the virus.

Of the 1 717 active cases, 164 are hospitalised with 21 in intensive care.

Confirmed cases:  33 265
Recoveries: 31 210
Active cases: 1 717
Deaths: 332… Read More

Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA has recorded 365 new novel coronavirus infections, six deaths linked to the virus and 260 recoveries from an infection with the virus since the previous day, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Saturday.

The number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 has increased from 197 on Friday to 199 on Saturday, with 29 of those patients in intensive care units.

“We urge the public to disinfect their dwellings and workplaces by wiping frequently used surfaces with disinfectants and letting them dry for not less than 10 minutes,” Shangula said.

Namibia’s current Covid-19 figures are as follows:

Confirmed cases: 32 213… Read More

Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA recorded 225 new coronavirus infections, 250 recoveries and no new deaths linked to the virus, health minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Monday.

Of the 2 055 active cases, 188 are hospitalised with 27 in intensive care, the minister said.

Confirmed cases: 32 650
Recoveries: 30 270
Active cases: 2 055
Deaths: 319… Read More

Covid-19 Update …

Namibia recorded 212 new coronavirus infections, 189 recoveries and two more deaths linked to the virus on Sunday.

The country again recorded cases in all 14 regions.

Health minister Kalumbi Shangula said the number of cases hospitalised remains at 197 while 29 patients are in intensive care.

Confirmed cases: 32 425
Recoveries: 30 020
Active cases: 2 080
Deaths: 319… Read More

Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA has recorded 333 new novel coronavirus infections, one death linked to the virus and 341 recoveries.

“Today, we announce three hundred and thirty-three (333) new Covid-19 confirmed cases identified from two thousand seven hundred and sixty- nine (2 769) results received from the laboratories in the last twenty-four (24) hours,” health minister Kalumbi Shangula said Friday.

Meanwhile, the number of cases hospitalised continues to gradually decrease from 235 yesterday to 197, while 27 patients are in the intensive care unit.

Confirmed cases: 31 848
Recoveries: 29 571
Active cases: 1 960
Deaths: 311… Read More

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… Read More

Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA recorded 258 new coronavirus infections, 368 recoveries and five more deaths linked to the virus on Wednesday.

Deputy health minister Ester Muinjangue said 257 patients are hospitalised, 24 of them in intensive care.

“//Karas region’s hospitalised confirmed cases has doubled in the last 24 hours,” the minister said.

Confirmed cases: 31 253
Recoveries: 28 226
Active cases: 2 721
Deaths: 301… Read More

Covid-19 Update …

Namibia has recorded 242 new coronavirus infections, three more deaths linked to the virus and 365 recoveries from the virus, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 decreased from 273 on Monday to 267 on Tuesday, with 27 people being treated in intensive care units.

Shangula discouraged Namibians from travelling without negative Covid-19 test results, saying it posed a risk to others and was worsening the country’s current situation.

“We urge all members of the public who have been swabbed and are waiting for their Covid-19 results to avoid travel until they … Read More

Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA has recorded another eight deaths linked to the novel coronavirus, 390 new coronavirus infections and 562 recoveries from the virus, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Monday.

Meanwhile, 273 people infected with the virus are hospitalised, with 28 of those in intensive care units.

“Today we are reporting cases from all the 14 regions, with Khomas region reporting the highest number of cases followed by Oshana region, representing 44% and 23% of all confirmed cases respectively,” Shangula said.

Of the 390 newly confirmed coronavirus infections recorded in Namibia since Sunday, 170 were located in Khomas.

Confirmed … Read More

Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA has recorded 312 new Covid-19 infections, seven deaths linked to the virus and 470 recoveries from the disease.

Meanwhile, 297 people are hospitalised with 33 of them in intensive care, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Wednesday.

“Today we are reporting cases from 13 (93%) regions, with Khomas region accounting for 23% of all confirmed cases followed by Omaheke (18%).

“Cases are increasing in the different regions as indicated by the continuous change in the top two regions,” the minister added.

Confirmed cases: 29 183
Recoveries: 25 408
Active cases: 3 499
Deaths: 271… Read More

LIVE [Ended] … 23rd Covid-19 Response Public Briefing

Covid-19 Update … Health minister Kalumbi Shangula says the Covid-19 situation in Namibia has worsened since the previous public briefing and there is evidence that the current rate of infections has “far exceeded the previous wave”.

He said the situation is affecting and is being felt in most regions.

So far 1,350 healthcare workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and six have died.

Shangula added that both state and private hospitals are nearing full capacity, while other facilities are unable to accept new patients, especially in the intensive care units.

Shangula reiterated that there are strong suspicions which … Read More

Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA has recorded 269 new Covid-19 infections, 476 recoveries and three deaths linked to the virus, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Tuesday.

The number of patients in hospital stands at 297 with 32 in intensive care, he said.

“Today we are reporting cases from all the 14 (100%) regions, with Khomas region accounting for 20% of all confirmed cases followed by //Kharas region with 15%,” the minister noted.

Shangula further encouraged those who have been exposed to the virus to quarantine to help curb the further spread of the virus. This is because one may be … Read More

Covid-19 Update …

NAMIBIA has recorded 343 new Covid-19 infections, 170 recoveries and seven more deaths linked to the virus.

Health minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Monday that 273 patients are hospitalized due to the virus, a reduction from Sunday’s 303 cases.

Of those cases, 32 are under intensive care.

“Today we are once again reporting cases from 13 (93%) of the 14 regions, with the Khomas region accounting for 25% of all confirmed cases followed by Oshana region with16%,” Shangula added.

Confirmed cases: 28 602
Recoveries: 24 462
Active cases: 3 874
Deaths: 261… Read More

Covid-19 Update:

NAMIBIA has recorded 536 new covid-19 infections, 380 recoveries and two new deaths, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Sunday.

He said 303 people are in hospital, with 33 of them in intensive care.

Today’s cases are from 13 (93%) of the 14 regions in the country.

“This is very worrisome as the cases are widespread and sporadically distributed in different districts across the country.

“The Erongo region is emerging as a new hotspot representing 21% of all confirmed cases closely followed by Khomas region (19,4%),” Shangula said.

Confirmed: 28 259
Recoveries: 24 292
Active cases: 3 … Read More

Covid-19 Update:

NAMIBIA has recorded 363 novel coronavirus infections, 466 recoveries and five new deaths linked to the virus.

This was announced by health minister Kalumbi Shangula on Thursday who said the number of patients hospitalised due to the virus now stands at 312 with 38 of them in the intensive care.

Of the new cases, 158 (44%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 218 (60%) are symptomatic.

Khomas and Erongo regions represent 29% and 28% of all confirmed cases respectively.

“It is concerning that Erongo is starting to come up again as a hotspot for Covid-19 infection, which could possibly be … Read More

Covid-19 Update:

NAMIBIA has another record 13 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus, 432 new infections and 423 recoveries, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Wednesday.

The number of cases hospitalised increased from 268 yesterday to 289, with 38 people in intensive care.

Confirmed cases: 26 319
Recoveries: 22 200
Active cases: 3 881
Deaths: 235… Read More

Covid-19 Update:

NAMIBIA has recorded 501 new Covid-19 infections, four new deaths linked to the virus and 610 recoveries, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the number of cases hospitalised increased from 255 yesterday to 268, with 36 people in intensive care.

Confirmed cases: 25 887
Recoveries: 21 777
Active cases: 3 885
Deaths: 222… Read More

Covid-19 Update:

Namibia on Monday recorded 270 novel coronavirus infections, three deaths linked to the virus and 112 new recoveries, the health minister Kalumbi Shangula said.

Meanwhile, the country has 255 people hospitalised as a result of the virus, with 39 in the intensive care unit.

Of the total new confirmed cases, 107 (40%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 181 (67%) are symptomatic.

“Today, we report a Covid-19 death of a healthcare worker and this brings the total number of healthcare workers who succumbed to the disease to four,” the minister added.

Confirmed cases: 25 386
Recoveries: 21 167
Active cases:
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Covid-19 Update …

Namibia has recorded 462 new coronavirus infections, two deaths linked to the virus and 124 recoveries over the past day, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the country has 261 people hospitalised with Covid-19, with 41 of those patients being treated in intensive care units.

Of the total new confirmed cases, 177 (38%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 260 (56%) are symptomatic.

“Windhoek cases are sporadically located from all suburbs,” Shangula said. “We continue to observe a high number of cases from all the regions especially among the 20 to 49 years age group. … Read More

Covid-19 Update:

Namibia has recorded 109 new coronavirus infections, five deaths linked to Covid-19 and 204 recoveries from the virus, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Saturday.

Shangula also said 241 people infected with the novel coronavirus are hospitalised, with 39 of those being treated in intensive care units.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 35 (32%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 73 (67%) are symptomatic.

“Today we are reporting low figures compared to the past days as some laboratories did not send the results. The figures may be extremely different tomorrow,” Shangula cautioned.

Namibia’s overall novel coronavirus figures … Read More

Covid-19 Update …

Namibia has recorded 604 new coronavirus infections, three additional deaths linked to Covid-19 and 651 recoveries from the virus, health minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Friday.

Meanwhile, 231 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalised, with 36 of them being treated in intensive care units.

Shangula said 42% of the newly confirmed infections were recorded in the Khomas region.

He said infections in Windhoek were sporadically located from all suburbs of the city, while the country continued to observe a high number of cases from all regions.

“In the [past] seven days we have recorded a total of 3 283 confirmed cases,” … Read More

Health Update:

Namibia has reported a record number of 608 new novel coronavirus infections, 421 recoveries and nine deaths, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Thursday.

The country has also recorded the youngest death of a two-month-old baby girl with no underlying health conditions at Walvis Bay.

Namibia has also recorded 211 hospitalised cases, of which 37 are in intensive care units.

“We continue to experience an increased geographical spread and increased transmissibility, as today we report confirmed cases from 13 (93%) of the regions. Windhoek cases are sporadically located from all suburbs. Covid-19 cases are still increasing daily. … Read More

Covid-19 Update:

Namibia has over the past day recorded 482 new coronavirus infections, 912 recoveries from the virus and one death linked to Covid-19, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Wednesday.

Shangula said 196 people confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus are currently hospitalised, with 36 people being treated in intensive care units.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 185 (38%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 242 (50%) are symptomatic.

“The Khomas region represents 47% of all confirmed cases. Among the Windhoek district cases, there are eleven employees from Ocean Basket restaurant,” Shangula said. “Windhoek cases … Read More

Covid-19 Update:

Namibia has recorded 564 new Covid-19 infections, 466 recoveries and two deaths, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 234 are hospitalised patients and 43 are in intensive care units.

“Today we are reporting results from 13 regions, with the Khomas and Erongo regions representing 52% and 16% of all confirmed cases, respectively. The past week we have recorded an average of 460 confirmed cases per day,” the minister said.

Of the total new confirmed cases, 252 (45%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 381 (68%) are symptomatic.

“We urge all citizens to … Read More

Covid-19 Update …

Namibia has reported 364 novel coronavirus infections, 268 recoveries from the disease and two deaths, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Monday.

Meanwhile, of the confirmed cases, 248 are hospitalised and 44 are in the intensive care unit.

He said Khomas and Erongo regions contribute 41% and 25% respectively of all confirmed cases.

“Windhoek cases are sporadically distributed across the suburbs. We continue to record confirmed cases of learners who are on school holidays across different regions,” Shangula said.

Of the total new confirmed cases, 189 (51%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 263 (72%) are symptomatic.… Read More

Covid-19 Update …

Namibia has reported 525 novel coronavirus infections, 188 recoveries with four deaths, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Sunday.

The minister added that today’s cases are all reported from across all the regions in the country, while Khomas region contributes 46 % of all confirmed cases.

Of the total new confirmed cases, 255 (49%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 358 (68%) are asymptomatic.

The country currently has 231 patients hospitalised with 35 in the intensive care unit.

Confirmed cases: 21 923
Recoveries: 18 039
Active cases: 3 690
Deaths: 191… Read More

Health Update …

NAMIBIA has recorded 136 novel coronavirus infections, with 249 recoveries, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Saturday

Meanwhile, 224 people are hospitalised and 36 are in the intensive care unit.

According to the minister, the country is reporting low figures compared to the past days because some of the laboratories did not send the results on time.

“The situation may change drastically tomorrow. The Khomas region contributes 32% of all confirmed cases, sporadically distributed across different parts of Windhoek,” he added.

Total confirmed cases: 21 398
Recoveries: 17 851
Active cases: 3 357
Deaths: 187… Read More

Covid-19 Update …

Namibia has reported the highest number ever recorded in 24 hours with 683 novel coronavirus infections recorded on Friday. Meanwhile, the country reported 404 recoveries, health minister Kalumbi Shangula said.

According to the minister, Khomas region contributed 57% of all confirmed cases, sporadically distributed across all suburbs in Windhoek.

Of the confirmed cases, 224 are hospitalised and 36 are in the intensive care unit.

Total confirmed cases: 21 262
Recoveries: 17 602
Active cases: 3 470
Deaths: 187… Read More

Covid-19 Update:

Namibia has reported another record of 595 novel coronavirus infections with 306 recoveries and four deaths , health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Thursday.

He said this is a record number of confirmed cases from all the 14 regions and the highest number ever recorded in 24 hours in the country.

According to Shangula, 229 people are hospitalised with 36 in the intensive care unit.

Khomas contributes 43% to the total confirmed cases which are recorded in the last 24 hours. 2

“Of the total new confirmed cases, 530 (89%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 583 … Read More

Covid-19 Update …

Namibia has recorded 355 novel coronavirus infections, 575 recoveries and two deaths, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Wednesday.

Khomas region contributed 43% to the total confirmed cases.

Of the total new confirmed cases, 140 (39%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 222 (63%) are asymptomatic.

“The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is currently unravelling in the country. We urge the public to abide by the public health measures announced this morning on public gatherings, restriction of movement, sale of alcohol, compulsory and correct wearing of face masks in public places, including in vehicles and aircraft … Read More

[Live Ended] Covid-19 Public Briefing by health minister

Health minister Kalumbi Shangula (centre), justice minister Yvonne Dausab (right) and attorney general Festus Mbandeka are about to address the nation on new regulations to curb the spread of the second Covid-19 wave in Namibia.

Speaking at State House, Shangula said president Hage Geingob introduced stricter measures to address the Covid-19 pandemic a week ago.

He said the number of people at gatherings were reduced, and citizens were told to wear their masks and adhere to regulations.

He said the measures were to last for 14 days.

In the past few days, the number of cases, however, reached records, hospitals … Read More

Covid-19 Update:

Namibia has reported 330 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday and one more death.

The country has also recorded 276 recoveries, minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula said.

“The Khomas region contributes 69% to the total from different institutions. Twelve cases involve pupils from different schools, six are healthcare workers and five are teachers from different schools,” he said.

A total of 155 of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases, and 212 are symptomatic.

“We would like to inform the public that laboratories are experiencing a backlog in tests due to the increased demand for testing. Consequently, … Read More

Covid-19 Update:

Namibia has recorded 277 new coronavirus infections, with another six deaths linked to Covid-19 and 118 recoveries from the virus, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Sunday.

Shangula said the Khomas and Erongo regions have contributed 35% (96 cases) and 32% (89 cases) respectively to the total number of newly confirmed infections.

“We are receiving reports of members of the public who are violating the set Covid-19 regulations deliberately,” he remarked. “We strongly condemn this attitude of laxity and advise the general public that the security force has been deployed to ensure compliance.”

Shangula also stated: “As … Read More

Covid-19 Update:

Namibia has recorded a record number of 434 new coronavirus infections, with 253 recoveries from the virus and five deaths linked to Covid-19, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Friday.

Shangula said the country has recorded a 31% increase in the number of reported cases compared to those reported yesterday.

“Today 12 of the 14 regions in Namibia have recorded new Covid-19 positive cases. Khomas region alone has contributed 62% (271) to the total confirmed cases,” Shangula said.

Among the positive cases, 39 are healthcare workers, of which 24 are from Windhoek.

Shangula added that of the … Read More

Covid-19 Update:

Namibia has recorded 331 new coronavirus infections and 177 recoveries from the virus, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Thursday.

Windhoek recorded the highest number of new cases, with 163 or 49% of the total number of newly confirmed infections.

Shangula said the country currently has 157 people hospitalised due to Covid-19, and 29 reportedly in intensive care units.

Total confirmed cases: 17 607
Total recoveries: 15 373
Active cases: 2 067
Total deaths: 164… Read More

LIVE [Ended] … 21st Covid-19 briefing on national response measures

President Hage Geingob says 2020 has been an extraordinary and challenging year. He says since the Covid-19 outbreak in March, the government has been dealing with safeguarding lives while addressing economic growth.

He says since the last update in November, he expressed concerns that Namibians have become complacent. In 15 days, Namibia has recorded 13 Covid-19-related deaths alone, bringing total deaths to 164. The total number of infections increased to 16 913.

Geingob says it is evident the country is experiencing a second wave of infections and new measures need to be taken.

Public gatherings are being limited to 50 … Read More

Two Omusati voters in hot water after ballot pics

by Clemans Miyanicwe

THE Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has opened cases against two voters who allegedly took pictures of their ballot papers while voting.

The two allegedly distributed the photographs on social media.

Commissioner Titus Shikongo, police commander in the Omusati region, confirmed the incident yesterday.

He said the two individuals violated section 179 of the Electoral Act, which prohibits voters from taking pictures or video clips while in voting booths.

“Criminal cases have been registered and investigations are ongoing,” he said.

Shikongo said one of the incidents took place at Eunda Combined School in the Onesi constituency, and … Read More

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