President Hage Geingob says Namibia’s novel coronavirus curve is showing a downward trend. “The positivity ratio has declined significantly. This shows we can turn the tide,” he says.
Namibia’s vaccination coverage has increased from 1,8% to 2,7% currently, Geingob says.
“We are falling behind in our herd immunity target. This target will not be realised without the participation of the whole nation,” he says.
President Hage Geingob has announced adjusted Covid-19 pandemic regulations effective from Sunday, 15 August, to Tuesday, 14 September:
Up to 100 people allowed at public gatherings.
Curfew remains in force from 22h00 to 04h00.
Schools and other educational institutions may operate at full capacity, with face-to-face teaching.
Liquor sales allowed from 09h00 to 18h00, Monday to Friday.
The sale of alcohol is prohibited on Saturdays and Sundays, with the exception of establishments with resident guests.
On-site consumption of alcohol allowed at restaurants with meals until 22h00.
Gyms, nightclubs and casinos may resume operations with patrons up to half capacity.
Contact sports may resume, but without spectators.