by Okeri Ngutjinazo

THE number of people who have been in quarantine facilities in Namibia during the Covid-19 pandemic increased drastically from 6 539 to 10 229 in August.

Minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula yesterday said this is an increase of 3 690 in one month.

Among a sample of 3 218 people in quarantine who were tested, 112 (3,5%) were positive for Covid-19.

“Quarantining the contacts of cases plays an essential role in preventing the spread of Covid-19 among populations,” Shangula said at the Covid-19 communication centre in Windhoek yesterday.

As of yesterday, Shangula said, the country recorded a total of 10 229 people who have been admitted to quarantine facilities.

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