WINDHOEK, April 8 (Xinhua) — Namibian health minister said Tuesday the speedy completion of a 12 bed COVID-19 isolation facility by a Chinese firm will help Namibia contain the novel coronavirus.
Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula hailed the work that the Chinese firm did, saying that the facility is of top quality.
“The company carried out the task in a very short period of time which is really commendable because it helps the country reach its goals to contain this pandemic before it has destroyed our people’s lives. I was really impressed by the company’s efficiency, they promised and delivered a state-of-the-art building,” said Shangula.
The isolation facility built in one week by the Nami Prefabricated Housing CC has 12 fully furnished self-contained rooms for COVID-19 patients.
Shangula commended the overall support Namibia has received from China since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.
“China and Namibia have a very good relationship with regard to health that dates back to the 90’s. We have acupuncturists who are rendering their service to Namibia at our state hospitals while we have received several donations over the years,” said Shangula.
Namibia has so far recorded 16 COVID-19 confirmed cases.