COVID-19: Restrictions imposed as Namibia sees record death rate


No fewer than 513 Namibians have died from the coronavirus in the last 15 days as the southern African nation experiences the worst daily death rate on the continent.

President Hage Geingob says the country is facing a “dark and sombre moment” as coronavirus deaths and cases rapidly increase leaving the health system stretched with mortuaries reaching maximum capacity.

The president has announced new restrictions to stem the rise in cases.

These include the cancellation of the country’s biggest trade fair – Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) – for the second consecutive year as a result of rising COVID-19 cases.

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