Burial of first COVID-19 case to take place this afternoon

Burial of first COVID-19 case to take place this afternoon

The burial of the Walvis Bay resident who died as a result of COVID-19 will take place this afternoon.
Erongo Governor Neville Andre said the proceedings will take place in the presence of two of the deceased's family members, who will at the time be provided with personal protective equipment.
The send-off will be officiated by a Chaplain from the Namibian Defence Force.
Andre said the exact burial site at this point cannot be made public and this is done to avoid instilling fear and panic into members of the public, adding that all health and safety precautions will be observed during the process.