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Air Namibia staff returns to work

Air Namibia staff returns to work

Marthina Mutanga

AIR Namibia employees are expected to return to work tomorrow after all tests conducted on staff members came back negative for COVID-19.


Acting Chief Executive Officer, Elia Erastus, noted that this follows a safety investigation conducted on 19 June 2020 for possible COVID-19 exposure at Air Namibia’s Head Office.


Erastus said that the employees are to resume work after the head office was disinfected and restriction lifted thereafter.


Air Namibia employees work tomorrow tests negative COVID-19


A statement at the start of the weekend the Erastus announced that the national airline’s safety department received information on Friday to investigate a possible virus risk spread to employees and stakeholders.


Air Namibia and the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) immediately locked down their respective head offices and a return to Stage 1 of the COVID-19 lockdown measures were imposed due to possible exposure to the virus.


This potential exposure emanated from an NAC employee residing at the 77 on Independence Avenue apartment block, which contact tracing revealed as the complex is linked to Namibia’s 33rd coronavirus case.


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