Eleven positive COVID-19 cases in Namibia

Eleven positive COVID-19 cases in Namibia

Dr Bernhard Haufiku confirmed three more cases of COVID-19 in Namibia. Like the first eight cases, the latest three cases are also travel-related.
An unsigned document circulated on social media revealed the information last night.
However, when NBC News asked Health Minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula about its authenticity he said, "All pending results are negative. Any positive result will be announced by me publicly."
The ninth case is a 35-year-old Namibian female, who resides in South Africa, came to Namibia on 20 March.
On 24 March, she was attended to by a private practitioner and was advised to go for testing at PathCare; the samples were taken and send to NICD on 25 March, the test result was reported positive on 27 March. Her condition is stable; arrangements are made for her to be admitted in an isolation facility.
The 10th case is 33-year-old Namibian female, who travelled to Dubai, Ethiopia and Johannesburg during March 2020. She arrived on 17 March in Namibia. She visited a health facility on 26 March; specimen were taken and sent to NIP.
The results came out Saturday as positive.
The 11th case is a 69-year-old Namibian male, who travelled to Johannesburg, South Africa and came back to Namibia on 12 March. He visited a health facility on 25 March; specimen were taken and sent to NIP on 27 March. The results came out Saturday as positive.
Efforts to reach him to disclose the results are underway.
Arrangements to admit them in isolation facilities are underway.
The ministry is organising a press conference today.