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Namibia records one more COVID-19 recovery

Namibia records one more COVID-19 recovery

Zorena Jantze

ONE more person diagnosed with COVID-19 in Namibia has made a full recovery, bringing the total number of recoveries out of the original 16 that tested positive to 10.

 

The latest recovery is the second to be announced this week and leaves the country with only 6 active cases which are all on the road to recovery.

 

The Minister of Health and Social Sevices, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, during the information session at the National COVID-19 Communication Centre, said that the person registered as case number ten has also made a full recovery.

 

Adding to the good news that 10 people have successfully recovered, Dr. Shangula indicated that the country passed the 34 day mark where no new cases has been diagnosed.

 

MORE GOOD NEWS: Minister of Health and social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula. Photo: File

 

The health minister reassured Namibians that there are still no COVID-19 related deaths reported in the country.

 

“Today is day 5 since the end of the country wide lockdown. The effect of how we conduct ourselves in Stage 2 will become apparent in the weeks to come. Let us endure the pain of today in order to experience the joy of tomorrow,” Dr Kalumbi said.

 

To date, the novel coronavirus has killed 268 000 people and infected 2.8 million people around the globe.

 

The most severely affected countries in Africa are South Africa with 8 895, followed by Algeria with 5 182 confirmed cases and 483 deaths.

 

Nigeria is the third with 3526 cases.

 

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