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Namibia records 2 positive cases after 45 days without new infections. No Oktoberfest this year

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2 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded after 45 days without new infections, Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula announced.

Shangula said the two cases turned up positive while in quarantine. A 66-year-old Namibian female resident and another female citizen aged 28 who had both previously returned from South Africa.

Windhoek’s biggest annual events has been cancelled due to the national ban on mass gatherings.

Namibia Breweries Limited, the main sponsor of the Windhoek Oktoberfest, announced yesterday:

“This official announcement for the Oktoberfest is based upon the outbreak of Covid-19, and a directive passed by president Hage Geingob that all big events be cancelled or put on hold”.

Rene Duffy, global marketing manager of NBL, said the decision was hard.

“It is with a heavy heart that NBL announces the cancellation of the annual event, scheduled for 30 and 31 October 2020”.

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