De Beers donates masks, sanitisers to marginalised communities
THE De Beers Group has donated a consignment of hand sanitisers and masks to schoolchildren from marginalised communities in the Omaheke, Kunene and //Kharas regions.
The donation consisted of 7 500 masks, made by a community initiative at Keetmanshoop, and 1 500 litres of hand sanitiser produced by the University of Namibia.
De Beers’ country director, Daniel Kali, said the group has agreed with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture that the donation is allocated to schools that cater for San and Ovahimba children, as well as vulnerable //Kharas children.
Gondwana reopens most lodges
THE Gondwana Group will be reopening most of its lodges as restrictive measures against Covid-19 are eased.
According to a statement yesterday, meal plans at the lodges will be adapted to accommodate hygiene standards and social distancing. During stage 3 Gondwana will offer a comprehensive breakfast and lunch menu, as well as a three-course plated dinner.
All Camping2Go and self-catering facilities, as well as campsites, remain open during stage 3, except for the Chobe River campsite, which will remain closed due to recent flooding.
UNDP supports emergency centre
THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over a donation of supplies and equipment for the Emergency Operating Centre to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
The donation includes one 55-inch television screen, 18 400 single-use gloves, 10 litres of surface disinfectant, 20 litres of hand sanitiser and 100 litres of soap.
– Compiled by Roxane Bayer