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Closed facilities encourage the spread of COVID-19 – Minister

Closed facilities encourage the spread of COVID-19 – Minister

The Ministry of Health and Social Services has seen a noticeable increase in the number of cases in closed facilities, including school hostels, prisons and police holding cells, an official said.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula in a daily update on Tuesday, attributed the increase to the fact that closed setting provide a conducive environment for transmission of the communicable disease.

According to the minister, the country on Tuesday recorded 81 new positive cases, bringing active cases to 2132, while three deaths occurred.

“With the exception of Windhoek, all regions have reported a single digit number of cases. Let us maintain this trend by complying with public health measures,” he said, adding that where clustered cases were reported in close settings, appropriate measures were taken.

To date, the country’s cumulative cases stand at 10,607, recoveries at 8359 while deaths are pegged at 116.


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