Namibia hospitals ‘running short of oxygen’

Namibia’s state-run hospitals are “facing a critical shortage of life-saving oxygen” as the number of new coronavirus infections continue to rise, the Namibian newspaper reports.

The country of 2.4 million people has seen nearly 100 people dying from the virus over the past two weeks, it adds.

Namibia has one of the highest Covid death rates on the continent.

According to government figures on Tuesday, 24 people were recorded to have died in a 24-hour period.

The Namibian quotes medics as saying they had to carry portable oxygen cylinders around with them “because the in-house oxygen generation systems are crashing”.Article share tools

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