NAMIBIA has made another stride in the fight against the novel coronavirus as the country recorded another recovery leaving only three active cases still under observation by health authorities.
The person referred to as Case Number 7 is the 13th recovery out of the 16 people originally diagnosed with COVID-19 and the fourth to be declared healthy this past week.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula at the National COVID-19 Information Centre this morning.
“Today, I announce yet another recovery, that of Case Number 7 from COVID-19, which brings the total number of recoveries to 13. A total of 243 people have been identified as people who came into contact with active COVID-19 cases.” Dr. Shangula stated.
He added a total of 578 people are currently placed in quarantine and a total of 2 074 persons were tested by the Namibia Institute of Pathology and Pathcare.
“My message today to the public and the health workers is that, as we fight COVID-19, let us not be oblivious of other diseases that are of public health importance.” Dr Shangula said.
He added that this year COVID-19 has dominated every aspect of people’s lives and that the virus has managed to do what many other diseases failed to do, which is to upset both the social and economic life of all societies.
“Its impact on health, education and the economy is unparalleled. Who could have imagined a year ago that learners and teachers would be sent home, that universities would be closed? Even with COVID-19 it does not mean that other diseases would take leave due to COVID-19. This is the challenge to the Ministry of Health and Social Services to cope with COVID-19 and at the same time continue with existing health programmes.” Dr Shangula said.