HEALTH WORKERS … Panellists, health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula (centre) and World Health Organisation country representative Dr Charles Sagoe Moses (left), discussing the protection of health workers amid the Covid-19 outbreak this afternoon. Health ministry spokesperson Manga Libita moderates the session.

Chairperson of the Public Enterprises CEO Forum Rosalia Martins-Hausiku says the forum is donating N$1,2 million to the health ministry and the Namibian Police towards the Covid-19 fight. She says the donation is the forum’s way of meeting the government halfway.

Martins-Hausiku said this at a press briefing at the Covid-19 communication centre today.

Police inspector general Sebastian Ndeitunga has expressed concern that there is still unnecessary movement around the country despite regulations restricting movement since the country is in a state of emergency and a country-wide lockdown following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus last month. Speaking at a press briefing this afternoon at the Covid-19 communication centre, Ndeitunga urged people to adhere to the set regulations to contain the spread of the virus.

Sanlam Namibia chief executive officer Tertius Stears announced the company’s N$4 million donations in cash and kind to the government to help in fighting the Covid-19 outbreak this afternoon. Speaking at the Covid-19 communication centre, Stears said the donation includes a mobile testing ambulance bus.

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