Namibia’s borders open, conditional to neighbours

“As the six-month long COVID-19 state of emergency lapses, Namibia’s borders are once again open but travel might still be limited as some other countries remain locked down.”

via The Namibian

Geingob ponders lifting Namibia’s state of emergency

“President Hage Geingob is pondering lifting the state of emergency imposed six months ago among a raft of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the country reported its 100th death over the weekend.”

via The Namibian

Windhoek inmates fear for their safety

“Inmates at Windhoek Correctional Facility fear contracting COVID-19 after four of them, who spent time in a cell with other inmates, tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week.”

via The Namibian

Coronavirus takes toll on health workers (Namibia)

“333 health workers have been infected with the coronavirus, with 223 of these people employed in government health facilities, 109 working in the private health sector, and one attached to a non-governmental organisation.”

via The Namibian

Namibia: Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate in Africa

“As per global statistics, Namibia now tops African countries in the number of confirmed cases reported daily, with an average of eight cases per 100,000 people daily. South Africa is reported to be at seven cases per 100,000 people, minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula said over the weekend.”

via The Namibian

Banks on board to fund Development Bank of Namibia stimulus package

“Three local commercial banks have indicated their willingness to lend money to the Development Bank of Namibia to fund its SME stimulus package. An international development lender also came on board to provide extra capital to the DBN.”

via The Namibian

COVID-19’s impact on arts and culture (Namibia)

“The arts, culture and music industries are particularly feeling the burn of COVID-19 in Namibia, and industry experts came together on Friday at the COVID-19 Communication Centre in Windhoek to discuss the impact of the virus, and the way forward.”

via The Namibian