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MINISTRY OF HEALTH ANS SOCIAL SERVICES STATEMENT BY DR. KALUMBI SHANGULA, MP, MINISTER OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AT THE OCASSION OF THE 31ST COVID-19 PUBLIC BRIEFING

15 JULY 2021

Since the last public briefing by H. E. Dr Hage G. Geingob on the 30 June 2021, the Covid-19 epidemiological situation in the country has remained static in terms of new infections, hospitalisation and deaths. For the entire duration of the country-wide restriction of movement the daily new infections remained high above the one thousand
mark. The number of deaths has correspondingly remained above 20 deaths per day, peaking at 150 deaths announced on the 13 July 2021. The pressure on the hospital beds and oxygen supply has remained sustained at high levels.

2. On 5 July 2021, I have officially announced the presence of delta variant of Covid-19 in Khomas based on laboratory determination. The current epidemiological situation is defined by a number of variables. This infective agent can spread rapidly and appears to be more transmissible. It is virulent causing severe illness which require hospitalisation and intensive care. Secondly, the high interactions among the public aid its high transmissibility. Although several public health measures are put in place to curb its spread, these are rendered less effective due to non compliance with them and
inadequate enforcement. Since the infective agent is relatively new, as it enter in a non-immune population in Namibia, its infectivity is greatly enhanced.

3. In response to the challenges, the government undertook certain measures in order to address the situation and to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. The government has adopted the policy of strengthening and expanding the existing hospitals instead of creating stand-alone facilities. In this way, the new facilities benefit from the existing health infrastructure like theatres, intensive care units, X-ray facilities, dental services,
maternity services, and not to mention the scarce human resource like medical specialists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, social workers, physiotherapists as well as other support structures among them, mortuaries, laundry, kitchen and others. I shall expand on specific interventions later on. I shall now elaborate on specific public health measures as announced by H. E. the President. The continuation of the measures is justified given the little dividends we have received thus far.

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STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR. HAGE G. GEINGOB ON THE OCCASSION OF THE 31st COVID-19 PUBLIC BRIEFING ON THE NATIONAL RESPONSE MEASURES, 15 JULY 2021

Fellow Namibians, good morning.

The country has crossed two significant milestones over the past 14-day observance period. We have exceeded 100,000 cumulative cases and over 2,000 deaths have been
recorded due to COVID-19 and related illness.

As of 14 July, a total of one-hundred-and-eight-thousand-seven-hundred-and-eightyfive (108,785) Namibians have at some point contracted and been infected with the
COVID-19, over the course of the past 16 months. Encouragingly, 75 percent have
recovered, while twenty-four-thousand-six-hundred-and-seventy (24,670) are still infected. We remember in prayer, all those who are ill, battling for their lives, and the countless families, who mourn the loss of their loved ones. May you all be comforted.

True character is revealed in times of crisis. I thank all Namibians, our healthcare and frontline workers, for their tireless, daily sacrifices which they selflessly render for the common good. Let us continue to wage this war, unrelentingly in the face of adversity,unflinchingly when confronted by fear. Let us fight for the ultimate gifts of human life and health.

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STATEMENT BY HON DR. KALUMBI SHANGULA, MINISTER OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AT THE OCCASION OF THE 30TH COVID-19 PUBLIC BRIEFING
30 JUNE 2021

Our country is facing an unprecedent emergency, arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 3rd wave we are experiencing currently has impacted all corners of our country with devastating ferocity. New infections have increased exponentially, so has the number of hospitalizations and deaths. There is hardly a family or a community in this country that has not been touched. We have all either buried a loved one whose death is attributed to COVID-19, or we know a friend or a neighbour who has. Our country is literally in a existential struggle again this pandemic. We are in a fight for our very lives.

2. In recent weeks, health facilites in the public and private sector around the country have
recorded the highest number of patients admission in our country history. This has exerted tremendous pressure on the health system. Our mortuaries have reached maximum capacity. There are funerals taking place in different communities on a daily basis. Our health care workers are working long hours taking care of the patients. This is true for all frontline workers in the national effort to combat COVID-19. I salute them for their commitment to duty and selfeless patriotic service.

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Nangolo mbumba 1024x574Statement by His Excellency Nangolo Mbumba, Vice President of The Republic of Namibia on the Occasion of the National Briefing on Genocide, Apology and Reparations Negotiations between Namibia and the Federal Republic of Germany, 04 June 2021

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Good Morning

1. MANDATE

1.1 I am here this morning, delegated by His Excellency, President Hage G. Geingob to provide an update to the affected communities and Namibians at large about the Genocide Talks led by the Namibian Government on behalf of the affected communities, and on behalf of all Namibians. I fully appreciate the difficulties of the journey we have travelled, the challenges we have encountered and the opportunities that lie ahead in order to heal the wounds of the past and move towards a path of reconciliation and reconstruction. Click here to continue reading....

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