Namibia president commissions isolation facility built by Chinese firm

Thursday, June 4th, 2020 21:17 |
Namibian President Hage Geingob inaugurates the state of the art COVID-19 isolation facility built at Central Hospital Windhoek, capital of Namibia, June 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Tirivangani Masawi)

Namibian President Hage Geingob on Wednesday inaugurated a 12-bed isolation facility built by a Chinese firm to help Namibia contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

"Inauguration of this state-of-the-art facility shows that Namibia is serious in fighting this pandemic," Geingob said. "We are lucky that we do not have any fatalities but our worry are the truck drivers and we continue to worry on how to handle them at borders while bringing the food supplies."

Namibia has so far reported 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 16 recoveries.

The isolation facility, which was built by Nami Prefabricated Housing CC, has 12 fully furnished self-contained rooms for COVID-19 patients.

It is located at Windhoek Central Hospital, the country's largest referral hospital. (Xinhua)

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