Erongo remains second worst hit Region

Covid-19: Situation remains critical

Namibia reported 330 new Covid-19 confirmed cases in a 24-hour period between Monday and Tuesday.
Despite recording only 20 new cases from this total figures, Erongo Region is the second worst hit region with 326 cases the past week alone.

Inhabitants and visitors in Erongo are cautioned that Covid-19 infection is real. Safety protocols need to be adhered to at all times, in order to prevent the situation worsening.
Of the 20 new cases for Erongo, 7 were reported in Omaruru, 7 at Usakos, 4 at Walvis Bay and 2 at Swakopmund.
The public is urged to wear facemasks properly when entering public places. The regular sanitising of hands are crucial to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and people are urged to always observe social distancing and not risk being exposed to crowded places.
Business owners, in particular restaurants and other places where people socialise are urged to maintain Co-vid-19 safety measures. That includes adhering to closing times as well as the maximum number of people allowed in venues, both indoor and outdoor.
Following the latest figures, Namibia at the time of going to press yesterday stood at a total of 19 629 cases, of which a total of 16 317 people has recovered. That represents a recovery rate of 83 % The recovery rate for the country stood at 97 % just over a week ago, indicating a worsening situation if Namibians and visitors alike don’t pay heed to Covid-19 safety measures.

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