Staff Writer

The Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula on Wednesday evening announced that Namibia had recorded two additional positive cases of Covid-19 ,bringing the total number of cases to 36.

According to the minister, Case 35 is a 26-years old Namibian male, resident of Walvis Bay, who went to the Walvis Bay hospital on 15th June 2020 complaining of cough, difficulty in breathing, headache and fever since the 14 June 2020.

“He was picked up by the ambulance on the same day and taken to the hospital. He was screened, swabbed and then admitted in isolation ward. The result of the test came out positive today, the 17 June 2020. He doesn’t have any travel history. Last time he travelled was to the North in January 2020 and no known history of coming in contact with a confirmed case. He is in a stable condition,” Shangula said adding contact tracing had started.

The second case according to the minister is Case No 36, a 44-year old male Malawian national who travelled alone from Malawi by road on the 3rd June 2020, through Chipata border into Zambia and entered the country on the 5th June 2020 through Katima Mulilo Entry post.

“He was swabbed and the result comes out positive. He has no COYID-19 related signs and symptoms and is in a satisfactory condition. He is transferred to isolation facility for further management,” Shangula said.