(Last Updated on December 7, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob on Monday announced that Namibia’s founding President Sam Nujoma has tested positive for Covid-19.
Geingob added that the former president is hospitalised but stable and showing signs of improvement.
“I hereby wish to inform the Namibian people that HE Dr Sam Shafishuna Nujoma, the Founding President of the Republic of Namibia was admitted to hospital on 6 December 2020, after testing positive for COVID-19,” said Geingob in a statement.
“The Founding President is receiving treatment in hospital, is in a stable condition and is showing encouraging signs of improvement.”
“I wish to reassure the Namibian people that there is no cause for concern at the moment.
“I appeal for calm and wish to assure that the Namibian public will be informed regularly on progress regarding the medical condition of the Founding President. I wish the Founding President a prompt recovery,” added the Namibian President.
There are increasing fears of a second wave in Namibia following an alarming spike in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks.
Namibia has so far recorded 15,219 cases and 152 total deaths.
Nujoma’s sister, Sofia Asino succumbed to Covid-19 in August.