NON-COMPLIANCE … Health minister Kalumbi Shangula this morning stressed that the country’s new Covid-19 cases are as a result of the non-compliance with public gathering regulations.

He is speaking during the national Covid-19 briefing.

“The increased cases put immense pressure of the country’s health systems,” he said.

Journalist Arlana Shikongo receives the Sinopharm vaccine at Windhoek Central Hospital. Photo: Shelleygan Petersen

Shangula said vaccination efforts will be not successful if Namibians continue to disregard Covid-19 regulations.

“Currently new infections, hospitalisations and deaths are reported in almost all regions daily,” he said.

In the past 27 days, Namibian has reported over 5 400 new cases (averaging 204 per day) and about 152 deaths (averaging six deaths per day).

“If this trend does not slow down, deaths and infections will tremendously increase,” he added.

Shangula also confirms that president Hage Geingob and first lady Monica Geingos are recovering well after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.

Shangula explained that some of the test results of the 62-year-old man who died after he received a Covid-19 vaccination jab are still pending.

“The definite cause of death will be announced soon,” he said.

Amended public health regulations (1 June to 1 July):

▩ The amended regulations will be in place for four weeks.

▩ Attendees at public gatherings reduced from 100 to 50 people per event (indoor and outdoor).

▩ Curfew remains from 22:00 – 04:00.

▩ Spectators at sporting events limited to 50 people and contact sports are prohibited.

▩ Namibian students will be exempted from PCR tests when departing from the country.

▩ Any person presenting a fake PCR test will be prosecuted and non-Namibians found with fake tests will be deported at own cost.

▩ Burials regulations remain unchanged.

Here is the full list of Covid-19 regulations which have been amended and or strengthened, as per the announcement of health minister Kalumbi Shangula:

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