Namibia declares state of emergency following two confirmed COVID-19 cases

Source:Xinhua 2020-03-23

  WINDHOEK, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's President Hage Geingob on Tuesday declared a state of emergency with effect from March 17 after the country registered two positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

  Addressing the media, Geingob said the safety of the people comes first.

  "With effect from 17 March 2020, state of emergency exists in Namibia because of COVID-19, "Geingob said.

  The country has also suspended inbound and outbound travel to and from Qatar, Ethiopia and Germany for 30 days.

  They have also banned all large gatherings and closed all schools for 30 days.

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