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Former First Lady safe

Former First Lady safe

Maria David


THE former First Lady of Namibia, Kovambo Nujoma, has tested negative for COVID-19 despite her husband, Founding President Sam Nujoma, and six others testing positive on Sunday.


Nujoma reportedly contracted the virus through one of his security personnel, who died of COVID-19 last week.


Speaking to Informanté, personal physician of Nujoma, Dr. Tshali Iithete said that despite his condition being stable, due to his old age they requested him to be kept in the hospital for observation.



“Six others close to the Founding father have also tested positive, while former first lady Meekulu Kovambo Nujoma tested negative,” he said, adding that Kovambo was moved out of the house for now.


Iithete indicated that the whole house is being fumigated to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.


Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula said 141 new COVID-19 cases were reported from 399 results received from the laboratories.


Shangula indicated that out of the 141 new cases, 77 are males and 64 are females, with the youngest affected person being 4-years-old and oldest being 84-years-old.


“Among the 141 cases identified, 78 cases are from the Windhoek district. This represents 55% of the total number of confirmed cases,” he said.


According to him, the Windhoek district cases include two learners and two teachers from different schools, two health care workers and three employees from an accounting firm.


The rest of the cases are distributed sporadically within the district.


Shangula further stated that the cases from other regions include six learners, four teachers and four health workers from different districts.


The cases from Keetmashoop district include two inmates from police holding cells and Otjiwarongo district cases include two employees from the mining industry.


In Lüderitz, cases include five employees from the fishing industries.


“Windhoek district continues to record the highest number of COVID-19 cases compared to other districts. We reiterate to the general public the importance of observing the COVID-19 regulations and prevention measures,” he noted.

Photo from the Sam Nujoma Foundation Facebook page

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