Namibia’s marine diamond miner Debmarine Namibia, owned in equal shares by the government of Namibia and De Beers, yesterday reported a 13 percent drop in production to 1.125 million carats in 2020 as the demand for diamonds weakened due to COVID-19. Xinhua, citing the company, reports that Debmarine’s revenue fell by 5 percent to 6.6 billion Namibian dollars while royalties and tax to the government decreased by 6 percent to 2.1 billion Namibian dollars.