by Charmaine Ngatjiheue

THREE employees of Namibia Wildlife Resorts’ Hobas Lodge in southern Namibia have been told to self-quarantine for 14 days after they came into contact with a French tourist who tested positive for Covid-19.

The lodge, situated near the Fish River Canyon, was put in a lockdown on Friday to safeguard its staff and visitors.

Health ministry officials from the Keetmanshoop area visited the lodge to study the situation and ensure that no staff or visitors contracted the virus.

NWR acting managing director Matthias Ngwangwama said the employees who came into contact with the guest did not show any signs and symptoms of Covid-19. However, they were advised to stay in isolation for 14 days.

He also said the lodge can now be re-opened.

“During the visit, health education was given on early detection of signs and symptoms of Covid-19, in addition to preventative measures – social distancing, hand hygiene and cough etiquette. We were assured that the Hobas Lodge could re-open,” Ngwangwama said. – [email protected]

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