Health minister Kalumbi Shangula this morning said the country has recorded another Covid-19 positive case of a 51-year-old man who arrived in Namibia on 5 May on a fishing vessel which was the same vessel where case 22 originated from.

The patient is one of the eight crew members comprising four Namibians and four non-Namibians.

The crew departed on 25 April to deliver salt and fish products in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While in that country, all crew members did not disembark from the vessel but Congolese nationals entered the vessel.

The minister, who was speaking at the daily Covid-19 information session in Windhoek, said the latest patient is not showing any symptoms and is being monitored in an isolation unit at the Walvis Bay District Hospital.

Shangula added that patient number 22, who was admitted in the ICU unit at Walvis Bay hospital is still on the ventilator but in a stable condition.

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