Namibia cancels independence celebrations

By People Daily
Monday, March 16th, 2020
Namibian President Hage Geingob (C) addresses journaists in Windhoek, Namibia, March 14, 2020. Harris Rodgers/Xinhua)
Namibia on Saturday cancelled independence celebrations slated for March 21 following a confirmation of COVID-19 cases in the country on Saturday.
   Namibian President Hage Geingob announced that the country has suspended in and outbound travel from Ethiopia, German and Qatar with immediate effect.
   "The resources that were meant for the independence celebration will be diverted to fighting COVID-19," he said.
   Geingob said the inauguration of his second term will now be done at the state house on the same day. (Xinhua

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