Namibia’s index COVID-19 patients finally recover


Doctors attending to Coronavirus patient

The first two patients to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in Namibia have been cleared by health authorities after 79 days in the hospital.

Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Monday that the recoveries marked the end of the first chapter.


“The couple’s recoveries mark the end of the chapter involving the first 16 cases. Response team is excited about this good news,” the minister said.

Meanwhile, the Romanian couple who became known as case No. 1 and No. 2, baffled experts for staying “too long” in hospital.

They were diagnosed with the disease on March 14.

Studies indicate that the virus that causes COVID-19 could stay in the human body for up to 37 days.

Namibia has so far reported 25 confirmed cases with 16 recoveries, nine active cases but no death.

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