Dr Kalumbi Shangula

Shangula to address spike in COVID-19 cases

Shangula to address spike in COVID-19 cases

Staff Writer On Wednesday 13 January Health Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula will provide a COVID-19 public briefing on new or extended measures to contain the virus. The briefing comes as the country continues to record rising rates of infection, with 573 new cases recorded on Tuesday, bringing the country cumulative total to 27,255. President Hage Geingob has previously warned that he could reinstitute another State of Emergence if the current measures are not followed and COVID-19 cases continue to rise. According to the Ministry of Health figures, Windhoek (Khomas region) remains the epicentre of the second wave of the pandemic…
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Shangula issues warning amid rising COVID cases

Shangula issues warning amid rising COVID cases

Clifton Movirongo Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the ministry does not wish to return to a situation when it becomes imperative to re-introduce restrictive measures amid rising COVID-19 positive cases in the Khomas region. This comes as Namibia has recorded a total number of 303 new COVID-19 confirmed cases in the last 48 hours as Khomas region records an alarming number of 117 positive cases out of 181 cases reported on Friday, 4 December. On Thursday, Namibia recorded 122 positive cases of COVID-19. “The significant increase in the number of confirmed cases across country is worrisome especially coming at…
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Govt undecided on COVID-19 measures as new cases spike

Govt undecided on COVID-19 measures as new cases spike

Helena Johannes Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula says that he is not sure if the government plans to tighten existing COVID-19 protective measures amid a recent spike in new cases. Shangula as minister of health, is empowered under Section 29 of the Public and Environmental Act to implement regulations. This authority has been operational since 18 September 2020. Despite the onus on amending the existing regulations being vested in his office, Shangula maintains, “it is the job of the President to announce that.” This comes as President Hage Geingob recently called off a briefing on the…
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