The Ministry of Health and Social Services said negative Covid-19 results from the Namibia Institute of Pathology will from now be communicated to clients via short message services (SMS) on their mobile phones. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the ministry said text messages will be accompanied by a link that will direct clients to the NIP website, which contains a section on frequently asked questions. The Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) reports that the ministry urged clients to make use of the NIP website in addition to the COVID-19 hotline and toll-free number 0800 100 100 that can be used for further inquiries. MoHSS Executive Director, Ben Nangombe, said that it is a pilot initiative that will later be rolled out to other laboratories’ results across the country.