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Tag: coronavirus

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Meatco suspends public visits to abattoirs

Meatco said it was suspending all educational tours and visits by the public to all its abattoirs with immediate effect. In a statement signed off by Meatco corporate communications, Rosa Hamukuaja-Thobias, the suspension was in response to the worldwide outbreak…

COVID-19 stops the NAMAs

MTC has announced the cancellation of the NAMA awards ceremony as the health ministry confirmed the presence of the deadly coronavirus in the country on Saturday. The event was scheduled to take place on the 27th of March 2020 and…

NUST suspends all international travel

The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) has, with immediate effect, suspended all international travel by its staff and students as the coronavirus touches down in Namibia. Read the full statement below: In line with the NUST procedures and…

No Covid19 in Namibia – Dr Shangula

Health Minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula said there are no Covid19 cases in Namibia. There were 9 suspected cases of which 8 turned out negative whereas 1 needs to arrive from Ondjokwe to Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP). Two suspected cases…

Nam tourism industry dealing with mass hyteria

Tourism director Dr Sem Shikongo has said that Namibia and the tourism industry are dealing with fear and hysteria emanating from western countries in relation to the coronavirus. Shikongo said presently there is no cross-sectorial and inter-ministerial coordination to discuss…

First coronavirus case detected in SA

Three days after the Western Cape health department said it’s not a matter of “if, but “when” the new coronavirus, will be detected in South Africa, the country reported the first-ever case in the sub-Saharan region. A statement put out…