Namibia puts coastal town on lockdown after new COVID-19 infections

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WINDHOEK, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Namibia has put the coastal town of Walvis Bay under complete lockdown after recording two positive cases of COVID-19 after 45 days of zero new infections, President Hage Geingob said on Thursday.

Speaking at a media briefing, Geingob said at midnight on June 1, all 14 regions, with the exception of Walvis Bay, will transit from stage 2 to more moderate precautions under stage 3, until June 29, for a period of 28 days or two incubation periods.

"Due to recent developments, the Walvis Bay local authority area will revert to stage 1 with 7 days and will remain effective until midnight June 8, 2020. This strict but necessary restriction on the movement of people is needed to ascertain the extent of possible spread of the disease," Geingob said.

He said, because case 21 and 22 are both from the coastal town, it is important that the city is put on complete lockdown.

Namibia has recorded 22 COVID-19 cases with 14 recovery cases. Enditem

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