Information minister Peya Mushelenga gives an update on the decisions taken during a Cabinet meeting yesterday.

Touching on open markets reopening, Mushelenga says the reopened informal markets should adhere to health standards set once open, and should keep in mind the regulations set in line with the state of emergency that is in place.

Moreover, Mushelenga said emergency income grant beneficiaries should not apply for food grants as well. He said the construction of a 12-bed isolation facility at Windhoek Central Hospital has been completed and the facility is ready to be used.

Mushelenga added that the government is yet to decide if the lockdown would be extended or not. He added that the Cabinet is set to have a meeting tomorrow and president Hage Geingob would make an announcement after that. He said a decision would also be taken about a second phase of the lockdown period. The current lockdown period is set to end on 5 May.

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