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PM in isolation as Stage 3 returns

2 days ago - 13 August 2020 | Health

Restriction of movement now nationwideThe Prime Minister, her deputy and the cabinet secretary are all grounded as the government swiftly moved to restrict movement amid increasing Covid-19 cases.JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKPrime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila and international relations...

Leaders must reveal their corona status - Simataa

2 days ago - 13 August 2020 | Health

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKSecretary to cabinet George Simataa, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, believes that high-ranking officials who have tested positive should declare their health status and encourages those in high office to get tested.Simataa is...

Walvis, Swakop ‘escapees’ sent back

2 days ago - 13 August 2020 | Health

LEANDREA LOUWWALVIS BAYMembers of the security cluster in the Erongo Region have sent back 30 residents who tried to use backroad “escape routes” out of the stage three lockdown towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.About...

25% of kids 'stunted, impaired'

2 days ago - 13 August 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKOne quarter of Namibian children are malnourished, with stunted growth and impaired mental development, because of the country's high food insecurity, according to Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila. She said this situation was further...

#Covid19SafetyChallenge closing date extended

4 days ago - 11 August 2020 | Health

Justicia Shipena LifeLine ChildLine, through Uitani Radio, invites young people of all ages to participate in the #Covid19SafetyChallenge.This competition aims to monitor how many children receive information and messages on Covid-19 in Namibia. LifeLine...

Pupil who spat on desks tests negative for corona

5 days ago - 10 August 2020 | Health

Kenya Kambowe RUNDU A grade 11 Mupewa Combined School learner who had been in close contact with a Covid-19 patient,...

Covid-19 looms over Windhoek

5 days ago - 10 August 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEK Windhoek is increasingly becoming the new epicentre of the country's Covid-19 outbreak with 32 out of 50 cases reported...

Contraceptive shortage: 27 900 unintended pregnancies feared

1 week ago - 06 August 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKA study predicts that up to 27 900 unintended pregnancies may occur in Namibia because of a shortage of contraceptives brought about by the...

39 health workers test positive for Covid-19

1 week ago - 05 August 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKTo date, 39 healthcare workers have tested positive for the coronavirus, putting Namibia’s Covid-19 response under pressure.On Monday and...

Shangula got me fired – Haufiku

1 week ago - 04 August 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKSacked presidential health advisor Dr Bernhard Haufiku yesterday said his sudden dismissal was engineered by health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula.According to...

Seven Covid-19 cases in Windhoek slums

1 week ago - 03 August 2020 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKWith nearly 100 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Windhoek, there is growing fear about how informal settlements – which so far have seven confirmed cases...

Namibia's corona testing ratio among the highest

1 week ago - 03 August 2020 | Health

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKWith slightly more than 27 000 coronavirus tests having been conducted in Namibia, the testing ratio of 10.1 per 1 000 people is among...

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Over 50 frontline medical staff...

2 weeks ago - 31 July 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe sudden spike of Covid-19 cases has caught the seemingly ill-prepared health system off guard and has landed over 50 frontline health professionals, including...

Pupil exposed to Covid-19 spits...

2 weeks ago - 30 July 2020 | Health

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUA Grade 11 learner at Mupewa Combined School at Oshikuku in the Omusati Region, who had been in close contact with a Covid-19 patient,...

Haufiku consults WHO on Trump's...

2 weeks ago - 30 July 2020 | Health

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKFormer health minister Bernhard Haufiku has consulted the World Health Organisation on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug that has been touted as...

Corona shuts Windhoek businesses

2 weeks ago - 29 July 2020 | Health

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKAlthough the harbour town of Walvis Bay remains the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in Namibia, a flurry of business, government and parastatal closures...

Covid-19 strikes at National Council

2 weeks ago - 28 July 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESNational Council staff were sent home for the next 14 days after one of staff member tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend.Secretary to...

We care, Govt tells Walvis

2 weeks ago - 28 July 2020 | Health

LEANDREA LOUWWALVIS BAYDeputy health minister Ester Muinjangue has assured Walvis Bay that government does care about the town's residents.Muinjangue said if the government did not...

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