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3rd COVID-19 case recorded

3rd COVID-19 case recorded

The country has recorded a third case of COVID-19, five days after the first two cases were announced Saturday, the Minister of Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Thursday at a media briefing.

Shangula said the case is of a 61-year-old male German citizen who arrived in Windhoek after travelling from Amsterdam on 24 February then to Zimbabwe on 4 March before coming to Namibia on 13 March.

“The patient remains in isolation. There are still no local transmissions in Namibia. People are encouraged to avoid crowds and follow the measures put up by the government,” Shangula said.

Namibia has since suspended inbound and outbound travel to and from Qatar, Ethiopia and Germany. The country has also cancelled its 30th Independence celebrations which were scheduled to take place on 21 March.


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