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Namibian President Commissions Isolation Facility Built By Chinese Firm

Namibian President Hage Geingob unveils the name board of an isolation facility built by a Chinese firm at Windhoek Central Hospital in Windhoek, Namibia, on June 3, 2020. Geingob on Wednesday inaugurated a 12-bed isolation facility built by a Chinese firm to help Namibia contain the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by Tirivangani Masawi/Xinhua)

Namibian President Hage Geingob on Wednesday inaugurated a 12-bed isolation facility built by a Chinese firm to help Namibia contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The facility is located at the Windhoek Central Hospital in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, and was constructed by Nami Prefabricated Housing CC.

Geingob thanked the Chinese firm for supporting the government’s efforts to halt the spread of the deadly virus.

“Inauguration of this state-of-the-art facility shows that Namibia is serious in fighting this pandemic,” Geingob said.

“We are lucky that we do not have any fatalities but our worry is the truck drivers and we continue to worry on how to handle them at borders while bringing the food supplies.”

As of June 3, Namibia has recorded 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 16 recoveries and no deaths.

Most of the desert nation in southwest Africa, which has received international praise after recording such few cases, began easing restrictions to level three of its four-level lockdown system from Tuesday.

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