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Namibia Reports Two New Cases of COVID-19, for a Total of 16

Namibia has confirmed two new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The new infections brings the total number of cases in the country to 16.

The new cases were announced in a statement from Namibia’s health ministry on Sunday. One is a 31-year-old Namibian teacher who reported close contact with a friend from South Africa, while the other is a 46-year-old health worker who had recently traveled from South Africa, the statement read.

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Namibia’s southern neighbor currently has the highest caseload of any country on the continent and has declared stringent restrictions on commerce and movement in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.

Namibia has been under a declared state of national emergency since March 14.

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Written by How Africa

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