COVID-19 Cases in Namibia
# NEW: 2

The number of confirmed infections in Namibia is now 21. The Minister of Health and Social Services, Kalumbi Shangula, announced two new cases over the weekend. As with the previous three cases, it affects Namibians who have returned from South Africa.

Case no. 20 is a 35-year-old Namibian who has been quarantined and has now been isolated. According to Shangula, he shows no symptoms typical of corona.

Case no. 21 is a 47-year-old truck driver who was quarantined at the Walvis Bay truck port. According to Shangula, he left the depot with a colleague, was picked up by the police and put under supervised quarantine. The transport company has fired both drivers for breaching the quarantine regulations.

Contacts of truck driver

The Contact Tracing Team of the ministry is in the process of tracking down people who have been in contact with the truck driver. A call to the population for assistance contains indications that the driver had left his truck several times on the way from the border post east of Gobabis to Walvis Bay. In their call the authorities mention supermarkets in Gobabis and Okahandja.

Today begins the last week of stage 2 in the 4-stage schedule of the government to relax contact and travel restrictions. As a result of the recent Corona case many fear that restrictions will be tightened again – up to a new lockdown.