NO all-night parties on beaches or campsites to welcome 2021 will be allowed while the curfew will be strictly enforced.
In this regard, the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region has requested people to make sure that they are at home no later than 21:00 on New Year’s Eve.
The commander of NamPol’s Community Affairs Division in the Erongo Region, Inspector Ileni Shapumba suggested that all social gatherings should end by 20:00 while also taking the time to remind the public that the curfew is from 21:00 to 04:00 at night.
“People should make sure that they clear out of all places of entertainment by 20:00 and make their way home,” he said.
He also reminded the public that no camping or all-night parties will be allowed at beaches, other public spaces like Dune 7, or other sites further into the desert.
“We would not like to find people at places other than their homes after the curfew hours,” he warned.
Inspector Shaumba indicated that joint patrols by members of the security cluster will be conducting operations in a visible manner to enforce the curfew to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent all possible crimes.
“Those found in contravention of the law or health regulations will be charged accordingly,” he warned.
Inspector Shapumba also reminded people that no fireworks will be allowed and that the discharge of firearms in municipal areas is a criminal offense that is punishable by law.
“Let us all plan our New Year’s celebrations within the realm of the law,” he cautioned before wishing everyone a happy 2021.