by Charmaine Ngatjiheue

The Bank of Namibia has reported its first Covid-19 case at its disaster recovery site.

As a result, the site will be closed off for disinfection. The bank’s head office will also be partially disinfected, the central bank’s strategic communications director, Emma Haiyambo, said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The bank remains dedicated to protect the well-being of its staff members and the public is urged not to panic as all necessary measures have been put in place to adhere to health protocols established with regards to Covid-19,” she said.

Haiyambo said the bank is still operational and all services, including its public tellers, would remain open as the areas affected by the disinfection process are out of bounds to the public.

“Organisations that make use of the bank’s business continuity management facility are advised to temporarily stay away until it is deemed safe,” Haiyambo stated.

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