by Ester Mbathera
Air Namibia has announced its head office in Windhoek wil be a restricted area until 5 July.
The company’s acting chief executive officer, Elia Erastus, said this measure was taken after an investigation confirmed one of their staff members visited the Namibian Airports Company (NAC) head office on 15 June.
Yesterday, the NAC announced a 14-day stage 1 lockdown of their head office, because one of its employees resides at 77 on Independence, reported as one of the places visited by Covid-19 case number 33.
“The suspected officer has been on duty since then and had been mingling with others for five days. On 18 June he participated in an urgent meeting involving more than 10 managers and line supervisors, some of which are from the said company (NAC),” said Erastus.
He said the safety risk has been identified in accordance with the company’s risk safety assessment procedure.
Erastus said all staff members have been asked to work from home and self-isolate for 14 days.
“Considering Air Namibia is an essential service provider, except the 24-hour personnel which comprises integrated operation control center officers, flight operators, and security officers, everyone else is required to immediately work from home for self-isolation,” he said.
The offices will be disinfected tomorrow.