COVID-19 'Not a Joke' - Namibian President Appeals for Vigilance

"Namibia's incidence curve for COVID-19 cases has risen sharply in recent weeks," President Hage Geingob said in a media briefing on Monday (July 6). Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula reported 73 new cases, bringing the total confirmed to 485 and total active to 460, with recoveries still at 25. "Flattening this sharp rise will now more than ever require government to remain firm and responsive to the changing realities on the ground," the president said. Geingob said Namibia is dealing with two COVID-19 situations, with most cases happening in three coastal cities - Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Arandis - which are to remain in lockdown.

Namibian President Hage Geingob (center) delivering a COVID-19 update, joined by Vice President Nangolo Mbumba (left) and Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula.

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