Single active Covid case left in region

Defeating Corona pandemic step by step

17 May 2020 | Health

Swakopmund • [email protected]

Governor Neville Andre confirmed that there is only one active case of Covid-19 left in the Erongo region during his weekly Covid-19 update at the Swakopmund municipal chambers.

“Three of the four cases reported in our region have recovered. This leaves us with one patient still in isolation. We wish this patient a speedy recovery,” he said.

The governor also paid tribute to health personnel in the region.

“We need to acknowledge that they have been working around the clock to provide first class services to the patients who recovered. My appreciation also goes to their families who supported them. I know it was not easy.”

Speaking at the same event, the commander of the Namibian Police Force in the Erongo region, Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu, said that only the roadblock on the C-14 highway will be in operation as from midnight on Friday.

This comes after a directive was issued to reduce the number of road blocks countrywide from 37 to 23.

“The number of members in the field will not decrease. They will just be moved to other areas. Patrols and awareness campaigns will also be intensified after the reduction of road blocks,” Nelumbu said.

He emphasised that a change in the mind-set of people is needed because they do not understand the seriousness of the pandemic.

According to him, 6 037 officers have been deployed in towns and along roads in the region. The armed forces currently use 53 motor vehicles as well as two boats for patrolling.

Eighteen lockdown violations case have been reported, of which 12 involved the sale of or buying of alcohol (mostly home brewed beverages such as tombo).

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