“Government is in need of financial resources on an emergency basis with a view to mitigate the effects of Covid-19,” Albert Kawana, the minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, stated in a press release. “We do not produce medicines in Namibia nor do we manufacture medical equipment. In order to obtain these items, we have to buy them with foreign currency.”
After mining and agriculture, fishing is the largest overseas forex earner for Namibia, bringing in some $10 billion Namibian ($565 million U.S.) yearly.
Last month, the federal government ordered the closure of faculties for 28 days as a part of a brand new set of restrictions aimed toward curbing rising virus instances.
Reporting was contributed by Sarah Almukhtar, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Luke Broadwater, Nick Bruce, Damien Cave, Troy Closson, Emily Cochrane, Lindsey Rogers Cook, Shaila Dewan, Caitlin Dickerson, John Eligon, Sheri Fink, Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, Robert Gebeloff, Matthew Haag, Mike Ives, Danielle Ivory, Sarah Kliff, Andrew E. Kramer, Isabella Kwai, Mark Landler, Apoorva Mandavilli, Patrick McGeehan, Sarah Mervosh, David Montgomery, Alan Rappeport, Emily Rhyne, Frances Robles, Amy Qin, Erin Schaff, Ed Shanahan, Julie Shaver, Michael D. Shear, Karan Deep Singh, Mitch Smith, Kaly Soto, Eileen Sullivan, Lucy Tompkins, Julie Turkewitz, Noah Weiland, Will Wright, Katherine J. Wu, Jin Wu, Elaine Yu, Mihir Zaveri, Carl Zimmer and Karen Zraick.
An earlier model of this briefing mistakenly attributed the falling fee of hospitalizations in Texas; the determine got here from the Texas Department of State Health Services. It additionally included an incorrect determine for present hospitalizations within the state, which is 7,200.