COVID-19 Cases in Namibia
# ACTIVE: 13
# NEW: 0

The lockdown for the central regions of Khomas and Erongo will be extended until 4th of May and expanded across the country. President Hage Geingob and Minister of Health and Social Services, Kalumbi Shangula, announced this at a press conference in Windhoek yesterday afternoon. So far, the lockdown should only apply until Friday.

According to Shangula some of the infected persons broke rules on social distancing and had contact with people who could not be identified or traced. The temporal and spatial expansion of the lockdown is necessary in order to limit further spread of the virus as far as possible until these cases become known.

Residents may only move within zones that are still determined and will be announced by Friday. They are instructed to stay at home and only leave the house for essential tasks such as buying groceries or visiting a doctor. Walking and jogging is allowed, but only in groups of a maximum of three people.

Shops, offices and authorities remain closed. If possible, staff can continue working from home. The only exceptions are companies and authorities that offer essential services and have received the appropriate certificate. This also includes farmers.