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Erongo COVID-19 emergency facility to be split amongst two towns

Written by Isabel Bento on 02 April 2020

WALVIS BAY, 02 APR (NAMPA) The plan to construct a 150-bed containerised COVID-19 hospital facility at Walvis Bay has been amended to host 75 beds in Walvis Bay and 75 in Swakopmund.
The project which is being coordinated by the Walvis Bay Urban Constituency Disaster Risk Management Committee, chaired by councillor Knowledge Ipinge, is a partnership between the State and the private sector.
It is being funded by different members of the private sector.
Ipinge, who confirmed the decision to split the faci ...


Government launches COVID-19 Economic Stimulus and Relief Package

Written by Maqonda Ndlovu on 01 April 2020

WINDHOEK, 01 APR (NAMPA) Minister of Finance, Iipumbu Shiimi, on Wednesday revealed an Economic Stimulus and Relief Package totaling N.dolars 8.1 billion in response to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) containment measures currently in place.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Finance, the package will comprise N.dollars 5.9 billion as direct support to businesses, households and cash flow acceleration payments for services rendered to Government.

The additional N.dollars 2.3 billion will be addit ...

Namibia's confirmed COVID-19 cases increases to 13

WINDHOEK, 01 APR (NAMPA) - The number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has moved to 13, with two new cases disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), Kalumbi Shangula. Shangula announced the new cases during a press briefing on COVID-19 developments held at the State House, noting that case number 12 and 13 are the husband and child of case number 9. (Video by: George Hendricks) NAMPA TV

Pinehas appointed as defence chief

NamForce donates protective gear to soldiers

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× KEETMANSHOOP, 30 March 2020 - ||Kharas Region acting Director of Health, Refanus Kooper pictured at a stakeholders meeting in Keetmanshoop on Monday. (Photo by: Suzith Tjitaura) NAMPA

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× A municipal worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant in a stairwell of a residential building to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in central Kiev, Ukraine April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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× OPUWO, 31 March 2020 - Edwin Tjiramba. Photo Contributed) NAMPA

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× German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze attends a news conference, on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin, Germany, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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× ONGWEDIVA, 27 March 2020 - Customers in front of the Pick n Pay at Oshana Regional Mall at Ongwediva waiting to be granted the chance to do their shopping on Friday. (Photo by: Mathias Nanghanda) NAMPA

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× A man wearing a protective face mask walks by the barbed wire, with a notice reads "Danger, please don't climb" installed outside a residential apartment buildings to prevent outsider to enter following the new coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, Thursday, April 2, 2020. China says a chartered flight is currently bound for London to pick up a group of Chinese international students who have struggled to return home as COVID-19 spreads around the world. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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× (200402) -- GUYUAN, April 2, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Aerial photo taken on April 1, 2020 shows snow scenery at the Jinjiping terraced field park in Pengyang County, Guyuan City of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

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× European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen holds a news conference detailing EU efforts to limit economic impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool