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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

Government to appeal High Court judgement on dismissals

Mass Housing properties to be used to help curb spread of COVID-19

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× GOBABIS, 09 July 2020 - Omahehe Governor, Pijoo Nganate (centre) Gobabis municipality's Chief Executive Officer, Ignatius Thudinyane (immediate left) Chairperson of Nossobville Development Housing Committee, Uakisa Kazapua (immediate right) and Kalahari Constituency Councillor, Ignatius Kariseb (far right) at a donation to the Nossobville Development Housing Committee in Gobabis (Photo by Elvi Haihambo) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 04 June 2020 - Murder convict Benjamin Strong pictured in court. (Photo by: Simon Endjala) NAMPA

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× A worker of a restaurant wearing a face mask, as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 awaits for customers during a reopening pilot test in Bogota, on July 10, 2020. - From Monday Colombia's capital Bogota will raise its health alert level and impose a "strict quarantine," the city's mayor said on Friday. The capital city of eight million people has recorded 42,000 coronavirus cases, amounting to 32 percent of Colombia's 134,000 infections, and 950 deaths. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP)

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× Workers of a restaurant wearing face masks, as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 work during a reopening pilot test in Bogota, on July 10, 2020. - From Monday Colombia's capital Bogota will raise its health alert level and impose a "strict quarantine," the city's mayor said on Friday. The capital city of eight million people has recorded 42,000 coronavirus cases, amounting to 32 percent of Colombia's 134,000 infections, and 950 deaths. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP)

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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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× U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Sessions talks with supporter Jodi McDade after a press conference at Gail's Down the Street Cafe in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday, July 10, 2020. Seeking a political comeback, Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out former college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff. But to reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades, Sessions also has to go through President Donald Trump. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

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× (200710) -- BEIJING, July 10, 2020 (Xinhua) -- An examinee signs on the school uniform of his schoolmate as a souvenir outside an exam venue in Beijing, capital of China, July 10, 2020. The annual national college entrance exam in Beijing concluded on Friday. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

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× Protesters clash with riot police on the steps of the Serbian parliament during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, July 10 2020. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic said Friday he's not worried about losing political power amid large protests against his handling of the coronavirus crisis and hard-line rule, but instead expressed his fear about the spread of the virus by the demonstrators. The spontaneous protests started on Tuesday when Vucic announced that Belgrade would be placed under a new three-day lockdown following a second wave of confirmed coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)