Minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula this evening said the country has recorded 46 new Covid-19 cases of whom 45 are Namibians and one is a Malawian truck driver residing in South Africa.

Shangula said three cases are from Windhoek, two from Swakopmund, one from Keetmanshoop and 40 from Walvis Bay.

The Windhoek cases involve two students and a truck driver. The students arrived in the country on 10 July and were tested on the same day. They are quarantined.

The Namibian truck driver went to South Africa on 27 June and came back on 1 July through the Noordoewer border post.

“He picked up cargo and off-loaded at Omega near Aussenkehr, Ondangwa and Windhoek. He was quarantined in Windhoek and was tested on 9 July,” Shangula said.

He said the Malawian truck driver came from South Africa on 15 July via the Noordoewer border post.

He was screened and tested at the Keetmanshoop-Grünau B1 roadblock on the same day. He proceeded to offload cargo at Swakopmund. He is currently at Walvis Bay and contact tracing has been initiated.

The country has recorded one new recovery, case number 210.

Shangula said eight cases are in a serious, but stable condition. Two are at Walvis Bay and six at Swakopmund.

The country now has 1 078 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 32 recoveries and two deaths. A total of 16 838 tests have been conducted and 599 people are in quarantine.

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