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.

MASKED … A reporter wears a mask after attending a press conference. Masks must be worn in public at all times as per Stage 2 regulations of the Covid-19 State of Emergency. Photo: Yokany Oliveira

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.

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