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The Namibian government has encouraged 12 to 17- year-olds to get the Pfizer vaccine, but cautioned officials to get permission from parents before administering the vaccine. The most difficult part about healing from surgery is the lonely times that people find themselves in as loved ones cannot be present 24/7 in the rehabilitation ward. That’s why Treeside Centre is safely returning patients home, or transitioning them to a lower level of care. Because Covid-19 symptoms are similar to that of flu, many believe it spreads faster or is prominent during winter. Local film, ‘The White Line’ has been entered into the 2022 Oscars awards’ general category, making it the first Namibian production to successfully compete for the international academy awards. Ndawedwa Hanghuwo, Natasha Uys, Pauline Buhle Ndhlovu and Namafu Amutse were recently honoured with first places in the 2021 Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards. Namibian travel industry players have reacted with fury over a decision by a number of countries, including Angola, to disrupt flights from southern African countries, following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the country is well capacitated to test for potential coronavirus variants, including the new Omicron strain, adding authorities were closely monitoring the situation on the ground. President Hage Geingob says travel bans imposed by Western countries on Namibia and her neighbours have the potential to stall the much needed economic recovery as well as stoke tension between nations. Of the 125 domestic violence cases reported to the community policing division of the Khomas region between September and October, 80% involved children. Covid-19 di ǁgauǁgaudi a ǀoas tamas ka i o ǁkhais ǀkha ǀgui !khais !aroman ge ǂgui khoena ra ǂgom ǁîs !haese !khaib ǁaeb !nâ ra ǂhīguhe tamas ka i o ǂherexasa. Nausab ge, minister Dr Kalumbi Shangulabage mî, nēb ama tama ǂgomǂgomǀgaus ǀguisa isa, komas Covid-19 ǀgamsa ǁaegu !nâ ra bē tamas ka i o ǁgoea-aisa, !kharu ge !nae!khaidi ge a ǁgau nē ǁōs kurikama-i ǀkha !gaeǁaresa tama !khaisa amaga. Third doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine should be offered to those over 60, the ministry of health announced yesterday. While HIV/Aids remains a major public health issue, Namibia appears to be stemming the tide of the epidemic, commentators said this week. Impalila Island on the eastern tip of Namibia has been officially added to the trusted travel platform, a system designed to verify and authenticate Covid-19 test results. The African Pathfinder Leadership Initiative (APLI) and Gweri Vintage Collection have collaborated on a project of making and selling socks to raise funds towards a fellowship programme, slated for 2022. Many girls on the African continent usually reach the ninth grade, but only one out of five complete the full spectrum of secondary education. On top of learning the German language, about 52 learners from different schools across the country also got to learn fashion design and sewing skills in an initiative by the Goethe-Institut Namibia. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the past two years have presented unprecedented challenges on global healthcare systems, with the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic severely impacting HIV/Aids response efforts. Oviritje artist Terrence Dollam Tjitjahuma says his wrongful arrest, which saw him incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit in 2015, has robbed him of his livelihood and he is now left alone to pick up the pieces. A group of models have been deliberating on their position in the local fashion industry and have decided to petition for a minimum wage for modelling services rendered. With the country’s patient medical records largely paper-based, making verification processes lengthy and cumbersome, the health ministry launched the national eHealth strategy, responding to quality health and social services.