The United States Embassy in Namibia has donated 11 000 face shields and 3 000 nasal testing swabs to the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Namibia Institute of Pathology.
In a media statement availed to Nampa on Tuesday, US Ambassador Lisa Johnson said the donation is part of the N.dollars 100 million donation to fight Coronavirus (COVID-19) that was announced by the embassy in April 2020.
“Healthcare workers are on the frontline in our fight against COVID-19 and can be at increased risk of infection compared to the general public. The US Embassy is pleased to provide face shields to improve the personal protection of healthcare workers against infection from the virus. This is one of the ways that we are thanking and valuing the healthcare workers of Namibia,” Johnson said.
She added that the virus is still present in Namibia and targeted testing is critical to ensure that it does not spread to vulnerable people and the donation of swabs provides more resources to ensure that testing continues.
“Namibia is currently reporting an overall decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. However, some regions are still seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases and a high per cent of positives among those tested. The US Embassy is pleased to support Namibia to protect the gains it has made in stopping the spread of the virus through these donations and through personal actions,” Johnson added.
- Title: US Embassy donates face shields and swabs
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