WAKOPMUND – The security forces in Erongo will be enforcing the strict use of the Dune 7 dual carriageway between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay to prevent lorries from using the C13 road to enter the town of Walvis Bay.
This is to ensure the screening of all lorry drivers and escorting of trucks to the port of Walvis Bay and the quarantine facility at the harbour town, Erongo governor Neville Andre-Itope said at a media briefing yesterday. He added that the regional health directorate has been tasked to identify more quarantine and isolation facilities where stringent measures will be put in place for truckers while they are held in isolation.
Councillor condemns disparaging remarks
WALVIS BAY Urban constituency regional councillor Knowledge Ipinge has urged the public to stop making discriminatory remarks about a cross-border truck driver who tested positive for Covid-19 at Walvisbay. He said remarks made on social media have negatively affected the driver and his family.
The driver received a heavy backlash from the public for visiting a local bank and leaving the company premises where he was expected to stay until he embarked on his next trip. He remains asymptomatic almost 18 days since entering the country.
Youth want better communication with children
YOUTH leaders on Tuesday said there is a need for the government and other stakeholders to change their communication pattern when creating awareness of the Covid-19 pandemic among young children. During a discussion at the Covid-19 communication centre in Windhoek, the panel of youth leaders said although children are aware of the virus, they do not entirely understand the magnitude of the pandemic and what it entails.
Wayne McKay, chairperson of the committee on gender equality and social welfare in the children’s parliament, suggested the use of cartoons, animated programmes and booklets would be appropriate to make the younger population understand the pandemic.
– Compiled by Roxane Bayer and Nampa