President Hage Geingob this evening said he and his wife have experienced the devastating effects of Covid-19.
This comes as Namibia is experiencing its third wave of the virus.
“Each household and family has been touched by the enemy,” he said.
Geingob said the Covid-19 situation has taken a turn for the worse as new infections and deaths increase.
“We must take steps to stop this worrying trend,” he said.
He expressed disappointment in the youth who are disregarding the regulations, adding they are selfish.
The president therefore announced the following new Covid-19 regulations effective from 16 to 30 June 2021:
Windhoek has reported 52% of cases.
Therefore movement into Windhoek, Rehoboth and Okahandja has been restricted.
Public gatherings are reduced to 10 people and should take place for no longer than two hours.
The current curfew from 22h00 to 04h00 remains.
Face-to-face teaching and learning is suspended from 17 to 30 June.
The sale of alcohol from shebeens and bars is restricted from 09:00 to 18:00, Mondays to Saturdays, and is allowed on a takeaway basis only.
Gambling houses and night clubs are deemed to be high-risk venues and will not be permitted to operate.
Kapana traders may only operate on a takeaway basis and for private consumption.
The existing protocols for conducting Covid-19 burials will be maintained.