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UPDATE: NAMIBIA RECORDS FIRST COVID-19 DEATH

Written by Erasmus Shalihaxwe on 10 July 2020

WINDHOEK, 10 JUL (NAMPA) – Namibia has recorded its first COVID-19 death, Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced on Friday.
A 45-year-old Namibian man from Walvis Bay became the first person to die of coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 08 July 2020.
Shangula said the man showed COVID-19 symptoms before his death and test results obtained on Friday, 10 July 2020 came back positive for the virus.
He said the man presented himself to the Walvis Bay State Hospital on 05 Jul ...


Three nabbed for alleged possession of uncut diamonds in Windhoek

Written by Erasmus Shalihaxwe on 10 July 2020

WINDHOEK, 10 JUL (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Thursday arrested three men in Windhoek’s Eros residential area for alleged possession and attempted trade in six uncut diamonds.
NamPol spokesperson, deputy commissioner Kauna Shikwambi confirmed this to Nampa on Friday, saying the suspects were arrested after a police intelligence team conducted a covert operation.
“The men were identified while they were trying to sell the uncut diamonds to police officers who pretended to be buyers. This ...

No refugees have entered Namibia since state of emergency started: Nauyoma

WINDHOEK, 06 JUL (NAMPA) - Namibia has not received refugees since the inception of the state of emergency, Deputy Director of Refugee Administration in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Venantius Nauyoma, has said. Speaking at the COVID-19 Communication Centre in the capital on Monday, Nauyoma said the country usually receives about 30 refugees per month. (Video by Josephina Simeon) NAMPA TV

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× OTJIWARONGO, 24 June 2020 - A section of the New Ombili informal settlement at Otjiwarongo. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× Disney annual passholders get a peek at the coronavirus-inspired changes inside Disney's Animal Kingdom Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. (Dewayne Bevil/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

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× Bokomo Namibia's Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hubertus Hamm (right) and Gielie van Zyl (left)Tongaat Hulett Namibia's chief commercial officer and previous general manager. (Photo Contributed) NAMPA

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× (200710) -- KUNMING, July 10, 2020 (Xinhua) -- File photo taken on March 16, 2020 shows glossy ibises foraging in Jianhu Lake wetland nature reserve in Jianchuan County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. A group of rare ibis, once thought extinct in China, have been spotted in a nature reserve in southwest China's Yunnan Province. Eight glossy ibises were first sighted by workers in Jianhu Lake wetland nature reserve in Jianchuan County during a patrol in early June. Through follow-up monitoring and observation, researchers have found three young birds in the nest of the glossy ibis. (Jianhu Lake wetland nature reserve/Handout via Xinhua)

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× GOBABIS, 22 June 2020 - NPC Director General,Obeth Kandjoze signs COVID-19 entry book at Epako high school in Gobabis, Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Faustina Caley waits behind him. (Photo by: Elvi Haihambo) NAMPA

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× (200710) -- QINGDAO, July 10, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Zhuo (L) of Beijing Ducks controls the ball during a match between Beijing Ducks and Jilin Northeast Tigers at the 2019-2020 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, July 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)

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× GOBABIS, 22 June 2020 - NPC Director General,Obeth Kandjoze signs COVID-19 entry book at Epako high school in Gobabis, Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Faustina Caley waits behind him. (Photo by: Elvi Haihambo) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 12 June 2020 - The Chief Executive Officer of the Business and Intellectual Property Authority of Namibia, Vivienne Katjiuongua. (Photo by: Perirwa Koruhama) NAMPA