Namdock employee tests positive for Covid-19

30 June 2020 | Health

Walvis Bay


Namdock confirmed today that one of its employees has tested positive for Covid-19.

Following suspected exposure, the employee in question was duly sent for testing on 23 June, and received his results over the weekend.

While the sick employee that works in one of Namdock’s less active and less populated operational areas is in a stable condition, he has been placed in a state isolation facility.

He is being monitored at the facility and will be periodically re-tested until he tests negative and is cleared to go home.

“In swiftly going public with this notification, it must be made clear that it is not Namdock’s intention to cause any undue panic or alarm,” said acting chief executive, Heritha Nankole Muyoba.

“We also wish to reassure the community that we are doing everything in our power to mitigate any further risk to our employees, suppliers, clients and the greater Walvis Bay community. The health and wellbeing of our people and that of the entire coastal community is uppermost in our minds and hearts,” she said.

The company wished the employee concerned a speedy recovery, saying it would support him and his family throughout this difficult period.

In line with the Covid-19 positive result, Namdock has ceased all operations with immediate effect today (29 June 2020) and is taking a number of precautionary measures. All workshops and facilities, as well as administration offices, are closed until Tuesday 30 June 2020. All surfaces, facilities and equipment are being sanitised.

An immediate contact tracing procedure has been initiated, to ensure that everyone that has been in contact with the infected employee is traced, tested and placed in quarantine accordingly.

Namdock said it has created and funded a private quarantine facility its employees for this eventuality, while non-employees will be accommodated at the state quarantine facility.

All quarantined contacts will be monitored and re-tested at intervals until they test negative and are cleared to go home.

Similar News

 

Ninety-five new Covid cases, 87 recoveries

19 hours ago | Health

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 95 new Covid-19 cases and 87 recoveries on Friday afternoon. Shangula said that no...

Covid screening and isolation facility for harbour town

21 hours ago | Health

Walvis Bay Sanlam handed over an 8-bed Covid-9 screening and isolation facility to the ministry of health and social services in Walvis...

Erongo region records four new Covid-19 cases

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 77 new Covid-19 positive cases, 51 recoveries and two Covid-19 deaths. Shangula said...

Fifty-six new Covid cases, 72 recoveries

2 days ago - 23 September 2020 | Health

Namibia recorded 56 new Covid-19 cases, 72 recoveries and one Covid-19 related death.The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced this, adding...

Gold mine digs deep

2 days ago - 23 September 2020 | Health

Karibib The QKR Namibia Navachab Gold Mine inaugurated a N$2 million Covid-19 quarantine facility at Karibib. The Klippenberg Covid-19 facility, which consists of four...

World Dementia Day commemorated

3 days ago - 22 September 2020 | Health

Swakopmund • [email protected] World Dementia Day with “Let’s talk about dementia” as theme, was observed at the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Namibia (ADN) facility...

More Covid cases, even more recoveries

3 days ago - 22 September 2020 | Health

Namibia recorded 81 new Covid-19 cases, 247 recoveries and three deaths. The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula said that 1...

Health minister disappointed in public behaviour

4 days ago - 21 September 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 149 new Covid-19 cases, 79 recoveries and one death. He said that 1 145...

Eighty-five new Covid cases, 64 recoveries

5 days ago - 20 September 2020 | Health

The deputy minister of health and social services Dr Eshter Muinjangue announced 85 new Covid-19 cases, 64 recoveries and one Covid-19 death. Muinjangue said that...

More recoveries, three Covid-19 deaths

1 week ago - 19 September 2020 | Health

The deputy minister of health and social services Dr Eshter Muinjangue announced 85 new Covid-19 cases, 109 recoveries and three deaths. Muinjangue said that 1...

Latest News

Girls cricket action at the...

19 hours ago | Sports

Walvis Bay •[email protected] practicing contact sports has been allowed after the end of the State of Emergency, more sporting events are expected to start at...

Golf with a heart

19 hours ago | Sports

The Nedbank for Autism Golf Series will commence this weekend, aiming to raise funds and awareness for the Autism Association of Namibia. The event which...

Covid screening and isolation facility...

21 hours ago | Health

Walvis Bay Sanlam handed over an 8-bed Covid-9 screening and isolation facility to the ministry of health and social services in Walvis...

Architecture inspires art

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund The Fine Art Gallery’s latest selection of paintings showcases how modern artists are reflecting architecture.The collection encompasses everything from simple farmhouses...

Nashawn enjoys ‘ghost voice’ experience

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] radio personality George “Nashawn” Marenga says that he enjoyed his experinience of being the “ghost voice” at the Simply You Magazine Lifestyle...

Prosecutor bribed

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Crime

Swakopmund • Erwin Leuschner A Pakistani national on bail for human trafficking and rape, and a Walvis Bay police officer were arrested...

Erongo region records four...

1 day - 25 September 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 77 new Covid-19 positive cases, 51 recoveries and two Covid-19 deaths. Shangula said...

New lift for at Antonius...

2 days ago - 24 September 2020 | Local News

Finally, after five decades, the lift at the Antonius-Residenz old age home in Swakopmund has been replaced by a modern elevator. The new elevator officially...

Fresh and popping hits for...

2 days ago - 24 September 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] is the month that will be remembered for the end of the State of Emergency. It will also go down as a...

Load More