Amupanda in self-isolation following COVID-19 exposure

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Windhoek Mayor Job Amupanda is in isolation after having come in contact with an individual who tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), Deputy Mayor, Clemencia Hanases has confirmed.

The Deputy Mayor said this at a press conference on Friday morning, where Amupanda was supposed to meet Peter Kurz, the Mayor of German student city, Mannheim.

The meeting is part of Windhoek’s drive to form strategic developmental partnerships with cities of the world in its quest to become an economic hub and self-sustaining city.

She, however, indicated that the Affirmative Repositioning leader was in an impeccable state, health-wise and that his isolation was mainly a precautionary measure to abide by the COVID-19 protocols.

Amupanda’s isolation comes at a time when the spread of COVID-19 has climaxed, with the country recording over 700 positive cases on a single day.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Namibia recorded 722 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily figure recorded since the start of the pandemic. On that day, 16 people also succumbed to the virus.

On Thursday, the country recorded a new record 1045 positive cases and 18 deaths.

Source: Namibia Press Agency