by Charmaine Ngatjiheue

THE Khomas regional police commander, commissioner Joseph Shikongo, has been quarantined after coming into contact with an alleged fugitive who tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

Khomas regional police commander, commissioner Jospeh Shikongo

The alleged fugitive, Immanuel David (35), illegally entered Namibia on 12 June and was subsequently apprehended in Windhoek on 13 June, with Shikongo having been one of the arresting officers.

Shikongo is one of 13 police officers quarantined after apprehending David, who is Namibia’s coronavirus case 33.

Police inspector general Sebastian Ndeitunga confirmed to The Namibian that Shikongo is in quarantine but is in good health.

“The regional commander is quarantined but they [the quarantined officers] are being taken care of and are in high morale. They have been tested, and up to now everything is fine. They are quarantined since Sunday,” he said.

Speaking to The Namibian, Shikongo said he is in good health, is still in charge of policing in the region, and does not have any Covid-19 related symptoms.

“What I can tell you, commissioner Shikongo Joseph Shimwelao is very well and is still the regional commander of the Khomas region and I am still commanding the region. I am fine. Excellent, very very well. I am not even feeling anything. I am not sick. No symptoms,” he said.

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