by Charmaine Ngatjiheue
HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula has said the high level delegation that went to assess the Covid-19 situation at Walvis Bay and the Erongo region at large is currently subjected to mandatory quarantine.
The delegation returned to Windhoek after visiting various places in the region, which was at the time the epicentre of the novel coronavirus, to assess the situation.
The delegation was led by deputy minister of labour and employment creation, Hafeni Ndemula – who was previously a regional councillor at Walvis Bay – as the head of delegation. He was accompanied by five other deputy ministers.
The delegation also met stakeholders and visited health and isolation facilities at Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Henties Bay.
The group also paid a visit to the facilities where people had to be moved as part of the decongestion strategy, in addition to a Covid-19 burial site at Walvis Bay.“The five deputy ministers have been in mandatory, supervised quarantine since they arrived back in Windhoek,” Shangula said.