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COVID closes vital transport artery

COVID closes vital transport artery

Niël Terblanché

ARIAMSVLEI one of the main entry points for vital and essential goods from the South has been closed for 48 hours.

 

The closure of the border was necessitated after South African health authorities closed the border post at Nakop as a result of officials testing positive for COVID-19.

 

The Karas Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Chrispen Mubebo confirmed the closure of the border post at Ariamsvlei and said that the main transport artery will most likely re-open on Monday.

 

COVID closes transport Ariamsvlei essential goods South closed 48 hours
TEMPORARY CLOSURE: Trucks stuck on the border of Namibia after South African health authorities closed the border post at Nakop for 48 hours.

 

“We know that the South African border post will have to be disinfected and they authorities from across the border informed us that could be reopened once the process is finished,” he said.

 

Deputy Commissioner Mubebo indicated that the closure might go on for longer if the problem on the South African side persists.

 

“We are hopeful that the border post will reopen on Monday so that essential goods can start crossing into Namibia again,” he said.

 

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