Here is the first African nation to totally lift coronavirus state of emergency

Namibia has ended its Covid-19 state of emergency, six months after it was imposed to curb the spread of the virus.

It means international travel can resume, a ban on domestic travel between the capital and nearby towns has been lifted, sporting events can resume with spectators up to 50% maximum capacity, and social gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted.

“We are not out of the woods yet, and not by a long shot. Now is the time to exercise maximum personal responsibility and vigilance,” President Hage Geingob said.

He added that the authorities will monitor infections over the next 14 days and introduce new measures if necessary.

Namibia has confirmed more than 10,000 coronavirus cases, and 108 deaths.

Jude Ogbonna

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