THE deputy minister of information and communication technology, Emma Theofelus, on Monday announced that the daily updates on Covid-19 are being cut down from two session to one, which will take place daily at 10h00.

From left: Health minister Kalumbi Shangula, deputy prime minister and minister of international relations and cooperation, Netumbo NandiNdaitwah; and deputy minister of information and communication technology Emma Theofelus.
Photo: MICT

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services on 2 April formed a communication focal point centre to distribute information on issues around the novel coronavirus pandemic and the coronavirus disease, Covid-19.

The centre, located at the Khomas Regional Council’s offices in Windhoek, hosted twice-daily information sessions that were broadcast live by the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and social media platforms at 10h00 and 16h00.

“We needed to find a way of being more sustainable in the way information is given out to the public,” Theofelus said at the Covid-19 information centre. She also said: “The ministry reflected on the sustainability to have one slot at 10h00 daily and still be able to give out factual information in a more creative and innovative manner without burning out individuals and stakeholders.”

Theofelus encouraged Namibians to continue tuning in for first-hand information updates aimed at allowing citizens to make decisions based on factual information and to ensure that everyone is safe during the fight against the pandemic.

Namibia has recorded 16 confirmed coronavirus infections. Three of the infections are still regarded as active cases, while 13 infected people have recovered and the country has recorded no deaths due to Covid-19. – Nampa

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