COVID-19 in southern Africa: Current scenario in Namibia

L Shiweva, T H Musa


Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease reported in Wuhan, Hubei province, the infection was spread over the world in a time where no vaccine or antiviral treatment for COVID-19. Namibia has 2,470 COVID-19 positive cases as 30 August 2020, 12 deaths, and 211 recoveries were reported. COVID 19 influences the people livelihood, socio-economic, educational systems, tourism, and daily labour. In the absence of drugs and vaccine against COVID-19, several measurements have been taken. However, Namibia still needs further strengthen preventive measures in control to limit the spread of the disease over the population.

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L Shiweva, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Science, University of Namibia, Oshakati, Namibia

T H Musa, Key Laboratory of Environmental Medicine Engineering, Ministry of Education, and Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; and Biomedical Research Institute, Darfur College, Nyala, Sudan

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Southern African Journal of Public Health (incorporating Strengthening Health Systems) 2020;4(3):69. DOI:10.7196/SHS.2020.v4i3.129

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Date submitted: 2020-12-15
Date published: 2020-12-15

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