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Stricter prevention measures expected

Stricter prevention measures expected

Marthina Mutanga


URGENT interventions with regard to the sharp increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases, along with a rising death toll ascribed to the pandemic, is expected from the Namibian Government.


In this regard, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula will on Wednesday morning announce new measures aimed at the rapid spread of the disease in all parts of the country.


The ministerial briefing from the Situation Room at State House is set to start at 10:00.


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Pictured: Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula. Photo: File


During his daily briefings on the COVID-19, the health minister repeatedly lamented the fact that a total disregard for prevention measures have been observed and used every opportunity to warn members of the public to comply.


“We strongly condemn this attitude of laxity and advise the general public that the security force has been deployed to ensure compliance,” Dr. Shangula said at the start of this week.


He further warned that stricter measures will definitely be imposed if an unprecedented increase in positive cases is observed as a result of people failing to comply with the set COVID-19 prevention regulations.


In the meantime, Dr. Shangula has instructed that public hospitals countrywide ban visitors until further notice due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.


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