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SA’s Covid-19 cases hit the 100 000 mark as deaths surge close to 2 000

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South Africa has hit 100 000 Covid-19 infections as the death toll surges close to 2 000 as of Monday, according to Health Minister Zweli Mhkize.

“Regrettably, we report a further 61 Covid-19 related deaths- 1 from Limpopo, 3 from KwaZulu Natal, 18 from Eastern Cape and 39 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 1 991.

“The cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 101 590 with 4 288 new cases identified. 1 353 176 tests have been completed in total of which 25 116 new tests are reported.

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Namibia announces a further easing of the country’s coronavirus lockdown despite a rise in confirmed Covid-19 cases

Windhoek – Namibia’s President Hage Geingob on Monday announced a further easing of the country’s coronavirus lockdown to boost economic activity, despite a rise in confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Geingob said the country would move from ‘stage 3’ to ‘stage 4’ of a five-level exit from lockdown plan, except for the Erongo region – where the harbour town of Walvis Bay is located and which is Namibia’s coronavirus hotspot.

Hage-Geingob

“The government’s approach, to further relax national restrictions under Stage 4, aims to boost social and economic activities, while continuing to advocate for intensified public adherence to health and hygiene protocols to safeguard our successes,” Geingob said.

Namibia has confirmed 63 cases of the novel coronavirus, with 17 new cases identified in the past 48 hours. Read more……