Finance offices closed in harbour town

Possible exposure

08 July 2020 | Health

Tonateni Shidhuhu; spokesperson, ministry of finance; “Once all the results are known we will announce the reopening date…”

Walvis Bay •[email protected]

The ministry of finance inland revenue offices in Walvis Bay will be closed until further notice.

This decision follows due to the possibility that one of the employees at the office may have been exposed to a positive Covid-19 case.

Tonateni Shidhuhu, chief public relations officer of the ministry, confirmed this, saying that the closure is part of precautionary measures.

“The staff member in question will be swabbed today. All those who work closely with her have been requested to self-isolate. We have also liaised with the ministry of health and social services for contact tracing of all those who came into contact with the suspected case. Instructions have also been given to disinfect the offices as a precautionary measure.”

Shidhuhu explained that the period of the closure could last until all the primary contacts are identified.

“Once all the results are known, we will announce the date of reopening. The ministry will continue to do all it can to protect the health of its staff members while ensuring continuous public service delivery.”

For urgent assistance from the finance office in Walvis Bay, taxpayers are urged to contact the following officials; Joseph Nanghonga at 0811299255, Natasha Ambambi at 0814500019, Sem Amutenya at 0814737878 or Anna Toolu at 0811259305.

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