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Namibia to open schools as the country is yet to register a COVID-19 related death

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Windhoek — Namibia’s education ministry has released a new school calendar as the country further eases restrictions.

The ministry said the phased reopening of schools will start from 6 July to 3 August. The school term shall end on 18 December.

President Hage Geingob announced on Monday that more restrictions had been eased.

He said a limited number of tourists from “a carefully selected low-risk market” would be admitted from 30 June to help revive a sector that employs 100,000 people.

In the relaxed restrictions, casinos and gambling houses will open for pre-booked clients.

The number of people allowed in weddings and funerals has been increased from 50 to 250.

The country has so far confirmed 63 coronavirus cases and no deaths.

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