Economic activities in Namibia between April and June this year decreased by around N$4 billion when compared to last year – an 11,1% shrinkage and the worst ever. This dip, the Namibian newspaper reports, as announced by the Namibia Statistics Agency on Thursday 24 September, has the agency blaming Covid-19 mostly, and analysts on the other hand saying outside Covid-19 the economy was already lean. Announcing the figures, statistician general Alex Shimuafeni said the 11,1% contraction was the most severe blow ever to economic activities in Namibia. He said the severity of the contraction was mainly on the back of Covid-19, which saw 13 sectors at the mercy of the virus and its restrictions.