TRUSTCO Group Holdings today announced the temporary closure of its Namibian offices as a result of the current third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping through the nation.
In a statement to staff, the Group’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Elmarie Janse van Rensburg, said: “The safety of all Namibians, including our clientele, staff and frontline employees is of utmost importance and we will not risk their health and safety unnecessarily.”
COVID-19 has caused an increase in deaths in Namibia over the past weeks, with an increasing number of persons experiencing severe symptoms.
The company’s decision to lock down its offices not only aims to protect its staff, clients and Namibians in general, but it also assists in alleviating the current pressure placed on the country’s healthcare system.
Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Quinton van Rooyen once again stressed the importance of vaccinations as the best weapon in combating the spread of the virus.
“Vaccination protects individuals against contracting the virus, and against serious illness and possible death in those who contract the virus. It remains the best way to minimize the spread of COVID-19. It is therefore of utmost importance that Namibians stand together and act in the best interest of the Namibian people and the country’s economy,” he said.
Trustco’s various subsidiaries will remain operational and clients requiring any assistance are encouraged to make use of its various online platforms. For emergency contact information, please visit the social media pages of the relevant businesses.