by Okeri Ngutjinazo
MEMBERS of the public who are found without a mask in public will be fined N$2 000 or face six months’ imprisonment. This according to stage 2 regulations.
During this stage of exiting the national Covid-19 lockdown all Namibians must wear a mask in a public place.
“An authorised officer may instruct a person who is not wearing a mask to wear one or to leave the public place,” the directives state.
People who refuse to comply will be fined or imprisoned.
The country ended its five-week lockdown today and Namibians have returned to work.
However, there has been an outcry from members of the public for government to distribute masks.