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The Namibian government will open up the country for international travel from September 18, 2020, as it ends a six-month-long state of emergency, following a decline in the number of daily Covid-19 cases. During a media briefing, President Hage Geingob said his administration had considered the economic implications of continuing the restrictions and the state of preparedness of its hospitals. The president warned that despite ending the state of emergency, it was too early to claim the victory of a decline. Namibia’s economy is expected to contract by almost 8% in 2020, due to the restrictions implemented under the lockdown.

Namibian President Hage Geingob addressing a Covid-19 media briefing.

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