A MAN who recently travelled from Walvis Bay to the North was put in a quarantine following a request by his relatives who reported him to the relevant authorities as potential health risk.
He is now one of the 18 people currently being monitored in a quarantine facility in the Omusati Region.
According to the Omusati regional health director, Alfons Amoomo, the unidentified man travelled from Walvis Bay recently and members of his own family requested that he be put in quarantine for fourteen days.
“He is now a COVID-19 case suspect and is not showing any COVID-19 symptoms yet,” said Amoomo.
He said that 18 people are currently under quarantine in the region and added that all of them are Namibians, mostly those who recently travelled from Angola.
Even though there is not yet any confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region, Amoomo is exhorting members of the public not to be complacent, but rather to stay home, to wash and sanitize their hands as often as possible, to practice social distancing and to wear face masks whenever going out in public.
“Those responsible for registering people at the shops should write down customers’ details and should never allow customers to touch their pens while these registers should be kept safe and confidential at all times,” he said.
He also requests security personnel who are responsible for sanitizing customers’ hands at shop entrances to apply adequate solutions for proper infection control.