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COVID-19: Curfew to remain in place for April

Summary

The current COVID-19 curfew will remain in place until 30 April 2021, President Hage Geingob announced on Wednesday.Speaking during the 26th COVID-19 response update, Geingob said the 22h00 to 04h00 curfew will remain in place, while the number of peop…

The current COVID-19 curfew will remain in place until 30 April 2021, President Hage Geingob announced on Wednesday.

Speaking during the 26th COVID-19 response update, Geingob said the 22h00 to 04h00 curfew will remain in place, while the number of people allowed at public gatherings will be increased from 50 to 100 for both indoor and outdoor events, effective from 01 April 2021.

Restaurants, bars and shebeens will be permitted to extend the trading hours for liquor up to 22h00 from Mondays until Saturdays.

“The sale of alcohol on Sundays will remain prohibited,” Geingob said.

The president further thanked China and India for their donation of 100 000 and 30 000 doses of the Sinopharm and Covishield vaccines to Namibia respectively.

“Namibia thanks you very much for this support,” he said.

The president also expressed appreciation to “the men and women in uniform, frontline workers and first responders, businesses, religious and traditional leaders, school principals and teachers, parents and every single Namibian” for their resilience and diligence to promoting compliance with COVID-19 regulations.

He however advised Namibians to remain vigilant and continue observing hand hygiene, the correct wearing of face masks in public spaces and social distancing.

Source: Namibia Press Agency