President Hage Geingob this morning commended Namibians for their continued compliance to the Covid-19 regulations as the new infections have gone down. He said the country’s vaccination coverage stands at 19,5%. “Getting vaccinated is our responsibility,” he said.
Geingob said the new regulations will lapse on 15 November at midnight.
New regulations are as follows:
Public gatherings: 200 persons per event
Spectators at sports events are permitted.
Curfew is suspended
The current alcohol regulation will stay in place.
Covid-19 related burials must take place in 10 days.
“Although we are relaxing the regulations, does not mean we have defeated Covid-19,” the president cautioned.
All recreational places such as nightclubs, casinos, gambling houses, betting houses and gyms may continue operations as is – allowing patrons up to half capacity.
Further on burials, on-site consumption of meals at all gatherings, including burials, will now be permitted.
The restriction on the number of persons attending burials of 200, applies to mourners only, excluding essential workers.
Health minister Kalumbi Shangula says since the last briefing, the country experienced a positive trajectory. He says there has been a decline in infections, positivity ratio, declining hospitalisation and deaths.
The minister says this relief provides a window of opportunity for the country. The cumulative number of cases is 128 214 cases, 97% recovered.