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Ten victims who perished in a horrific car accident outside Nkurenkuru in the Kavango West region in April have been laid to rest. The Rundu Intermediate Hospital is getting overwhelmed as the hospital’s Covid-19 admissions continue to increase. The agriculture ministry says the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccination campaign and surveillance in the Kasika area of the Zambezi region are going smoothly, as farmers and the general public are adhering to control measures put in place to curb further spread of the disease. The regional chairperson of the Namibia Public Passengers Transport Association (NPPTA) in Kavango East, Kindinu Andreas, has encouraged public transport operators to ensure their passengers wear masks at all times. The Divundu Village Council through funds from the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development has offered loans amounting to N$2 million to 25 low-income earners to build low-cost houses at Divundu. The Kavango East regional council has announced a sponsorship worth N$20 000 towards the preparations of sprinters Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, who are both set to compete in next month’s Tokyo Olympics. The body of a 22-year-old student, who was reported missing last week, was discovered floating in the Kavango River at Kapako village in the Mukwe constituency in Kavango East on Thursday. A police officer on Monday afternoon injured three trial-awaiting inmates at the Rundu Police Office when he shot at inmates at the front desk. The Shadikongoro community says they are unhappy with Mukwe constituency councillor Damian Maghambayi telling them not to take matters into their own hands as they mourn the death of a 22-year-old student, Kavango East residents have been encouraged to get vaccinated, as only 1% of the region’s population have been inoculated against Covid-19 so far. An alleged drug dealer was on Monday granted bail of N$3 000 when she appeared in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on a charge of dealing in cannabis. Rundu-born Dr Vincent Kambinda recently opened his private clinic in Rundu, the MedRundu Health Centre, to serve his community.