President Hage Geingob this morning said Namibia’s Covid-19 death rate has declined by 85% over the last month.
The president is addressing the nation on the country’s Covid situation.
Geingob said the Omaheke region remains a concern as recorded cases are high.
“We must walk together to suppress further transmission,” he said.
During the third wave, Namibia’s daily confirmed Covid-19 deaths per million people stood at 20,07.
President Hage Geingob has said 9% of the Namibian population has been fully vaccinated, with 15,1% having received their first doses. Geingob said this is a long way from the requisite 60% target of herd immunity for March 2022. He has implored Namibians to get vaccinated. However, he reiterated that vaccination remains voluntary.
President Hage Geingob this morning announced more relaxed Covid-19 measures for the next month.
Public gatherings: 150 people per event
Sport event spectators: 150 people
Curfew from 23h00 to 04h00 (restaurants & bars should stop operations at 22h30)
Sale of alcohol
- Holder of off-sale licence: 09h00 until 22h00 (Mondays to Fridays) and on Saturdays from 09h00 to 13h00
- On-sale licence: 09h00 until 22h00 from Monday to Saturday
- On-consumption licence: With meals from Sunday to Sunday
Burials must take place within 10 days with take-away meals only.
Health and Social Services minister Kalumbi Shangula said the global Covid-19 situation continues to worsen with well over 225 million cases worldwide, 202 million recoveries and over four million deaths.
Health minister Kalumbi Shangula said Namibia currently has enough vaccine doses to serve the country. “Therefore, I encourage all Namibians to get vaccinated,” he added.