Namibia President, First Lady Test Positive for Covid-19

Just weeks after Namibian President Hage Geingob told the World Health Organization (WHO) that "vaccine apartheid" presented a growing risk of worsening the pandemic across Africa, he and First Lady Monica Geingos - a champion of young people and campaigner against gender-based violence - tested positive for Covid19.

WHO Director-General Tedros agreed that the failure of wealthy nations and vaccine manufacturers to provide more "vaccine equity" is both a "moral catastrophe" and short-sighted, because no nation is safe as long as the virus rages in poorer countries.

Responding to well wishers after the test results were announced, the president @hagegeingob tweeted: I vainly tried to thank you individually until my finger got tired from typing. @FirstLadyNam and I are holding on well and your outpouring of support for our recovery is truly appreciated. God Bless You.

President Hage Geingob of Namibia and First Lady Monica Geingos

Namibian President Hage Geingob addressing a Covid-19 media briefing in August 2020.

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