by Arlana Shikongo

SOME of the Development Bank of Namibia support offices in Windhoek will be closed for disinfection after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

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In a statement issued on Thursday, DBN corporate communication and stakeholder relations specialist Di-Anna Grobler said the bank’s support offices and the SME Centre in the Development Fund of Namibia (DFN) building will be closed until Sunday.

The DFN building is adjacent to the DBN head office. Both buildings are sanitised every weekend, Grobler detailed.

“In line with national Covid-19 protocols, the DFN building will be closed for disinfection and decontamination. DBN is working in close contact with the government’s Covid-19 response team and close contacts of the affected employees have been requested to self-quarantine,” Grobler said. 

She added that the bank does not expect any disruption of operations as it has already activated its pandemic response procedures.

”Staff continue to adhere to a weekly rotational work schedule i.e. staff is divided into two groups with one group working from home while the other group works from the office,” she said. 

The DBN head office will remain open during this time, and the DFN office will open at 08h00 on Monday.

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