YVONNE Dausab, the Minister of Justice became part of the 3 881 active COVID-19 cases currently under management by health officials in the current sharp surge of infection among Namibians.
Dausab used social media to announce that she tested positive for COVID-19.
In the post on Twitter she says: “Fellow compatriots, I wish to inform you that I tested positive for COVID-19. I am currently in isolation and my health situation is being monitored. We all have a responsibility to fight COVID-19. Stay safe.”
Dausab joined several other politicians who declared their COVID-19 status publicly.
Just recently, Popular Democratic Movement President McHenry Venaani also tested positive. Landless People’s Movement member Henny Seibeb also took to social media to share his COVID-19 experience.
Just last month, Swapo youth leader and a Member of Parliament Mandela Kapere was laid to rest after he passed away with COVID-19 related symptoms.
The former Erongo Regional Governor, Cleophas Mutjavikua succumbed to COVID-19 on Monday. He was in isolation at Grootfontein at the time of his death.
Vice President Nangolo Mbumba was among the first politicians to declare his COVID-19 positive results, as well as Secretary to the Cabinet, George Simataa, shortly after COVID-19 hit Namibia.
Founding President Sam Nujoma was also battling the virus in a Windhoek hospital early in December. His status was announced by Head of State, President Hage Geingob, who also clarified at the time that Nujoma was not admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and that the Founding Father was recovering well.
Veteran politician and co-author of the Namibian Constitution, Dirk Mudge, passed away while being admitted to hospital with severe pneumonia. He died on 25 August 2020 at the age of 92 and also tested positive for COVID-19 while in the hospital.