by Ester Mbathera
CHIEF executive officer of the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) Bisey Uirab today announced a 14-day stage1 lockdown of the company’s head office.
The lockdown is effective from 22 June until 6 July.
“The decision comes after careful consideration of a possible risk of exposure as one of our employees who works at the head office resides at 77 on Independence that was reported as one of the places case number 33 visited,” Uirab said.
Meanwhile, FNB Swakopmund has also temporarily closed its doors for two days after reports of a close relative of a staff member testing positive for Covid-19.
The closure has been effective from today. In a media statement yesterday, the bank’s communications manager, Elzita Beukes, said the action is a necessary health and safety measure.
“As a proactive stance to eliminate any doubts and offer peace of mind to our staff, clients, stakeholders and communities, FNB Namibia has temporarily sent all Swakopmund branch staff home and closed the branch for Friday, 19 June and Saturday, 20 June, and has commissioned a full sanitisation of the branch premises over this period,” Beukes said.
She said the branch will reopen on Monday after being fully disinfected, and with a new staff complement. The branch staff members have been sent to self-isolate.